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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

This fresh homemade strawberry will be much needed during hot summer days. No artificial ingredients. Try this easy strawberry lemonade. You can make it ahead too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh strawberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cold water, divided
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste (about 8 large lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus 3 tablespoons (plus more to taste)
  • Ice

Garnish

  • Sliced lemons
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

  • Place strawberries in a bowl and add 3 tablespoons sugar. Roughly mash them with a fork until the sugar and the strawberries are incorporated. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Blend the strawberries until you get a puree. Then strain through a fine sieve so catch all the seeds onto a bowl. Set aside.
  • Boil 2 cups water and add 1 cup of granulated sugar. Stir to combine until completely dissolved. Set aside.
  • To a large pitcher, add the remaining 5 cups of cold water, the sugar-water mixture, the strawberry puree (strained), and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir to combine. If not sweet enough, dissolve more sugar in hot water and add to the pitcher until desired sweetness. Note: if making ahead, let it sit in the fridge overnight at this point.
  • When ready to serve, add ice, sliced lemons, sliced strawberries and mint leaves for garnish. Serve cold.