Friday, August 20, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade




This ain't your average lemonade stand! 


  
3 Cups Water
2 Cups sugar
2 Cup Strawberries, hulled & sliced into quarters
3 - 5 Lemons to create:
3/4 Cup of Fresh Lemon Juice 
Rind of one lemon, peeled




 

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add 3 cups of water.




Peel the rind from one lemon and juice your lemons

to make 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice; set aside.




Add the lemon rind and sugar to your pot of water and bring it to a boil. 

Boil for two more minutes.


 Add one cup of strawberries to the sugar mixture.






The strawberries will begin to turn soft.

Take a wooden spoon and smash the strawberries 
against the side of the pot to incorporate them into the sugar mixture.

Turn the heat down and simmer for two more minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool.

Using a fine strainer; strain your sugar mixture into a pitcher.





Add your 3/4 cup of lemon juice to the lemonade.





Add the remaining cup of strawberries and 
pour you lemonade into a pitcher
and place in the refrigerator to chill.



 

My husband is a fan of strawberry lemonade, 
which makes him a harsh critique, 
and I am happy to say this recipe passed his test and I quote,

"Mmmm, this is REALLY good!"

 


Top it off with a sliced strawberry 
and you will impress the masses of thirsty loved ones.




3 Cups Water
2 Cups sugar
2 Cup Strawberries, hulled & sliced into quarters
3 - 5 Lemons to create:
3/4 Cup of Fresh Lemon Juice 
Rind of one lemon, peeled


In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add 3 cups of water.

Peel the rind from one lemon and juice your lemons to make 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice; set aside.

Add the lemon rind and sugar and bring to a boil.  Boil for two minutes.

Add one cup of strawberries to the sugar mixture.  The strawberries will begin to turn soft.  Take a wooden spoon and smash the strawberries against the side of the pot to incorporate them into the sugar mixture.  Turn the heat down and simmer for two more minutes.  Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool.

Using a fine strainer; strain your sugar mixture into a pitcher.

Add your 3/4 cup of lemon juice and the remaining cup of strawberries and place in the refrigerator to chill.


 ** All photographs have an embedded watermarked

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