Friday, July 18, 2008

Recipe Fun Friday- Strawberry Lemonade

For being such a simple drink, there are a surprising number of different recipes for lemonade. I have tried quite a few variations, this being the newest one. I found this a little on the sweet side, so I might use a 1/3 of a cup less sugar next time. But it does have a good, strong lemon taste.

6 Cups of Water
1 Cup of sugar
1/8 tsp salt (this is to prevent the lemonade from being bitter)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup frozen strawberries (*optional)

In a pan, combine water, sugar, and salt. Bring ingredients to a boil and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Chill the sugar water in the refrigerator for atleast 60 minutes.
In 2 quart pitcher, mix cooled sugar water and lemon juice together. Pour over a cup full of ice and serve.

*If making strawberry lemonade, mix strawberries with cooled lemonade. I let them defrost a little bit before adding. Sit for about 15 minutes, or long enough for the liquid to turn a light pink.

This is a simple recipe, but quite delicious on a hot summer evening.

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1 comment:

Nikki said...

I LOVE strawberry lemonade, and you're right that it is a great drink for hot summer days. I will have to give it a try. Thank you!