May 30, 2011
We recently bought 4 pounds of strawberries from Costco for just the two of us!! Crazy, I know, but it is strawberry season. I'm a sucker for sweet smelling and beautiful strawberries. As we were driving home, I realized I should do some fun stuff with all these strawberries. Several strawberry recipes came to mind, as well as strawberry lemonade. Off the top of my head I didn't have a recipe for it, so I had to do a little online searching. I came across the recipe below from Life's Ambrosia. I had everything on hand except for the sparkling water. I didn't want to go out, so I just used regular water. I think it turned out well! The strawberry lemonade had a very pure, berry flavor, probably because I was a little short on the lemon juice. It was very yummy nonetheless.
As I mentioned, there are several other strawberry recipes that will be posted in the near future. Try to control your excitement, but they will be berry good! :-)
6 Lemons (I used 4)
1 to 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (recipe below)
1 (16 ounce) container strawberries, hulled and halved
1 quart sparkling water (I used plain water)
Roll the lemons back and forth a couple of times on the counter to release the juices. Cut the lemons in half and juice into a bowl. Remove any seeds that may have fallen into the juice. You should get about 1 cup of lemon juice.
Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend the strawberries with 1/2 cup simple syrup, until smooth.
Pour lemon juice, strawberry puree, 1/2 cup simple syrup and sparkling water into a pitcher. Add more simple syrup if you want a little more sweetness. Add ice cubes. Chill until ready to drink.
1 part water
1 part sugar
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
Hat Tip - Life's Ambrosia
Posted by Heather