The last week of August approaches and we need to squeeze out as much enjoyment as possible and we will do that with today’s drink feature – Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade. Fresh strawberries are puréed, strained and added to freshly squeezed lemon juice and water and then sweetened to your liking. Make sure the lemons are at room temperature prior to squeezing them – you’ll get the most juice of them if you do this. Healthy and joyful summer sipping!
Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade (Recipe courtesy epicurious.com)
- ½ lb. strawberries (1½ cups), trimmed and halved
- 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 5 lemons)
- 1 to 1 ½ cups sugar
- 3 cups cold water
Purée strawberries with 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a blender until smooth, then force through a fine sieve into a bowl to remove seeds. Stir together strawberry purée, remaining lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and water in a large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Taste, then add more sugar if desired. Serve over ice. Yield = 1 ½ quarts.