a strawberry twist on lemonade

May 21, 2013

makes 8 servings (about 64 oz.)    total time: 30 minutes

ingredients
3/4 c sugar
5 large lemons, thinly sliced
16 oz. strawberries
1 lime, thinly sliced

directions

  1. in a large pot, combine sugar, strawberries, lemons and lime.
  2. mash with a potato masher for 5 minutes.
  3. stir in 6 cups water and let sit 15 minutes.
  4. pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a large container, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. discard lemons and lime.
  6. serve over ice if desired.

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we’ve always made plain lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons… that is, until i saw this recipe for strawberry lemonade. i looked the recipe over and it seemed easy enough to make, plus they say variety is the spice of life 🙂

i actually poured hot water in a pot and melted sugar first. i then put the sliced lemons, lime, and strawberries into the water and mashed them in there. i guess i didn’t read the directions correctly. i would guess that doing so made the sugar water tastier as the juice dispersed while mashing the fruit. i really didn’t want to throw away the lemons and the lime because so much of the flesh remained. next time, i may just squeeze the lemons and lime instead of slicing them. then mash the strawberries and then combine everything.

what a refreshing drink ! it turned out better than i expected and lance loved it – he’s a lots-o-pulp kind of guy and there were plenty of strawberry chunks to satisfy him. i will definitely be making this recipe again and again, especially with the weather getting warmer… it’s time for summer !

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