May 17, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

For my daughter's birthday party everything was strawberry themed.  Even the drinks.  I knew for sure that strawberry lemonade was going to be served, I just had to find a recipe.  In case some of you are new to this blog, if I can make it from scratch I probably will, so I didn't want a recipe that included any kind of canned or bottled anything.  When I found this recipe on Pinterest I knew it was the right one for the job. 

I had a truckload of strawberries at my disposal so measuring out 1 1/4 pounds of strawberries was not a problem.

For this recipe, you're going to want to get the organic lemons.  You have to puree them skin and all.

Pour the mixture through a mesh sieve to get out all that pulp.

Pour the remaining water through this pulp mixture so that you're getting all that flavor.

All in all it was a very simple recipe to make as long as you've got a blender or food processor handy.

You can really taste the strawberries and the lemons, I would say that the ratio is perfect and you can sweeten as much or as little as you like.  I used honey and it was awesome.  It's sort of a thicker type drink - not smoothie thick but more like pulpy orange juice thick.  Garnish with some fresh lemon and strawberry slices and you've got a showstopper drink.  Perfect time of year to serve this one since strawberries are at their peak (well at least in the South they are).

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
Recipe from

  • 1 1/4 pound fresh strawberries, washed and halved
  • 2 whole lemons, washed and quartered
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup honey or sugar, to taste
  • 6 cups water
  • ice
Cooking Directions
  1. In the blender, add the quartered lemons (rind included, use organic if possible), the strawberries, 2 cups of water and honey (or sugar).
  2. Strain the mixture over a bowl or pitcher along with the other 4 cups of water.
  3. Add additional sugar if desired.
  4. Garnish with ice, lemon and strawberry slices if desired.

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