There is nothing better than a nice cold glass of lemonade on a hot day and it is even better if it strawberry lemonade! This lemonade was so good, I wish I had made a double batch because it was gone in no time!
This recipe is another one from The Sweet Melissa Baking Book, by Melissa Murphy. I love this cookbook and would highly recommend you check it out next time you are at the bookstore.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup very hot water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 good sized lemons)
- 4 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 recipe Fresh Strawberry Sauce (below)
- Confectioners sugar, for the glasses (I used granulated)
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
In a pitcher, combine the sugar and hot water and stir until the sugar has dissolved into a syrup. Stir in the lemon juice and cold water.
Add the strawberry sauce and stir to combine.
Pour over ice into tall glasses rimmed with confectioners sugar. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Strawberry lemonade keeps at least 3 days in the refrigerator.
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
- 1 dry pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cold water
In a food processor or blender, puree the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and water until smooth.
Strain the mixer into a clean bowl and discard the seeds. Stir in additional sugar, if needed.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.