Strawberry Lemonade

This beautiful Strawberry Lemonade recipe is so perfect to serve on a warm spring or summer day.

Strawberry Lemonade

Now that the weather is finally starting to get warmer and we’re starting to see the sun a whole lot more, it’s time to start thinking of recipes that use up beautiful berries! You’re probably starting to see baskets of strawberries on sale for a good price at your local markets.  Pick up some strawberries today and make this lemonade!

How to make Strawberry Lemonade:

This strawberry lemonade uses a pint of strawberries and a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  The strawberries are pureed with a lemon simple syrup and then strained out to preserve the strawberry flavor but get rid of the pulp.  The sweet strawberry mixture is combined with sparkling water to create a delicious, homemade lemonade.

Strawberry Lemonade

I can think of a lot of occasions where this might be a good beverage to whip up and share.  A warm weekend is a good reason!  But it’s also a nice beverage to serve for a holiday lunch or brunch.  For a party with friends, you might consider doubling or tripling the recipe.  For an adult party, try adding a little bit of vodka to create a strawberry lemonade cocktail!

Strawberry Lemonade

How to garnish Strawberry Lemonade:

First off, you don’t have to garnish your lemonade.  But it’s so pretty if you do!  Stick a small sprig of fresh mint into your lemonade for a pick and pretty garnish.  Buy some extra fresh strawberries, cut them in half and slip them onto the edges of your glasses for a double gorgeous garnish.  

Strawberry Lemonade

This recipe comfortably serves four.  It’s so good though, so you’ll probably want to double the recipe so you can all enjoy seconds!

Here are a few more recipes you can try that feature strawberries:

Strawberry Lemonade

Such a refreshing spring and summer beverage!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade recipe, strawberry lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, trimmed & halved
  • 2 cups sparkling water (chilled)
  • ice
  • mint sprigs and strawberry halves, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon zest and juice, stir and remove from heat. Let cool completely.

  2. In a blender, puree the strawberries with about 1/2 cup of the lemon syrup. Add the pureed strawberries to the remaining lemon syrup. Stir; pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Refrigerate until well-chilled.
  3. When ready to serve, add sparkling water to the pitcher and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with ice, and serve garnished with mint and/or strawberry halves.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Sodium 58mg 2%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 57g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 115.3%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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