Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberries are finally starting to go down in price and I am so excited to start making more strawberry things! I have a long list of strawberry treats and dessert recipes ready. So get excited cause I am!!

This strawberry lemonade, its the perfect balance of sweet strawberries and tart lemons. Perfect for a hot summer day or in my case a warmish spring day cause I cant wait for summer.

Strawberry Lemonade
Recipe Adapted from: AlaskaFromScratch.com

Simple Syrup
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar

Strawberry Puree
2 cups Strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup Cold Water

Zest of 1 Lemon
1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice, about 6 lemons freshly squeezed
1 1/2 cups Cold Water
2 cups Ice
Lemons and Strawberries for garnish

1. In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar over high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the strawberries and 1 cup of cold water in a blender and puree.

2. In a pitcher, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 cup cold water, ice. Stir in the strawberry puree and the simple syrup. Taste and add more cold water if needed. Refrigerate until cold.

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