I've been really bored this summer, so I've really honed in on my homemade food making skillz. Today's beverage of choice is strawberry lemonade. I've had a weird craving for lemonade these past few weeks, but Country Time makes my throat feel weird (plus it just doesn't taste fresh), so I was forced to find an alternative.
Thanks to Janet over at Simply So Good, I now have the most delish homemade lemonade recipe out there. I constantly have a quart jar of it in my fridge, and today I decided to switch things up a bit.
Fresh-Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade (adapted from Simply So Good)
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice (no seeds)
- Cold water
- 8-10 strawberries
- Heat water and sugar in a sauce pain until sugar dissolves and the simple syrup you just made boils. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add lemon juice to syrup. Put in quart jar and let cool.
- Using an immersion blender, blend strawberries together until they are of a liquid consistency. Add to lemonade syrup and stir.
- When ready to drink, add 1/4 cup of mixture to 3/4 cup of water and serve over ice.
Now if you make this recipe and decide to forego the strawberries, the lemonade syrup will keep for 2-3 weeks in the fridge. When making with strawberries, this mixture will keep no later then 3-4 days, so you may want to add strawberry puree into individual glasses if you are not going to use up your mixture in those few days.