It might be the beginning of Spring, but this drink tastes like Summer.

I decided to make this on a whim because I had quite a few lemons I needed to use up and some strawberries that were a bit too ripe to be eaten.

this makes a big batch, but feel free to half it…

First mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil until all the sugar has disolved, turn off heat and set aside.

While the simple syrup (yep, that water and sugar combo is what you just made) is cooling, Juice 6-7 lemons (enough to make 2 cups of lemon juice)

Lemons for Strawberry lemonade


Next, purée the strawberries (I had about 15 strawberries left in my container and it also made about 2 cups)

(please ignore the tape holding my handmixer together…. I think I need a new one soon)

purreed strawberry


Next, pour the purréed strawberries and the lemon juice into your serving container along with the simple syrup…


Add water to taste… 8 cups was a good amount for us… not to sweet and with a perfect amount of tartness… then Chill and Serve 🙂

(I love this Gallon jar a friend passed onto us at the Winter unschooling gathering)

Strawberry lemonade