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Strawberry Lemonade

An easy and refreshing Strawberry Lemonade recipe that can be prepped in under ten minutes! 
This recipe makes 1/2 gallon of strawberry lemonade but can be doubled.
Includes a how-to video just below the recipe! 
Course Drinks, summer recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry lemonade, summer drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 8 8 oz glasses
Calories 119kcal
Author Sam Merritt

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water divided (1.4 liter)
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar divided (200g + 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1 cup lemon juice¹ seeds removed (236ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe strawberries quartered, plus additional for decoration if desired (210g)
  • Additional quartered strawberries and sliced lemons for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Prepare simple syrup first by combining 1 cup (236ml) water and 1 cup (200g) sugar in a small saucepan. Place over medium/low heat and stir frequently until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Combine strawberries, ½ cup (120ml) of water, and 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar in blender and blend until strawberries are completely pureed.
  • Pour strawberry puree through a fine mesh sieve² into pitcher and use a spatula to press/work as much strawberry juice through as possible. Discard remaining pulp/seeds.
  • Add lemon juice and simple syrup to pitcher.
  • Add remaining 4 ½ cups (1065ml) water and stir well. If desired add additional quartered strawberries and sliced lemons to pitcher for added flavor and decoration.
  • Pour lemonade over ice and serve or chill and then stir again before serving.

Video

Notes

¹Fresh squeeze preferred, but bottled lemon juice will also work
²I like my strawberry lemonade to be nice and smooth and I don’t like pulpy, seed-y bits of strawberry in my lemonade, which is why I use the strainer. If you don’t mind the texture, feel free to skip the straining and leave this in your lemonade!

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Nutrition

Serving: 18 oz serving | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 100mg