This is not the usual blender Strawberry Lemonade, but a well worth recipe for a refreshing beverage that will make your guests think they are hanging with Martha herself....you will make this again and again! DELICIOUS!
- In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water, sugar and lemon zest and bring to a simmer while stirring. Pour the syrup into a stainless steel or glass bowl, stir in the remaining 2 cups of water and lemon juice. Place bowl inside of a bowl filled with ice water, stirring occasionally, until chilled, about 10 minutes.
- Process the strawberries in a food processor or blender, stir into the lemonade and strain.
- Serve over ice.
WOW! First time making this - but won't be the last. I used some frozen cubes of lemon juice from lemons that were juiced, "FoodSavered" and frozen several months ago, which is a great idea if your lemon tree goes bonkers dropping 17 of its little bits of yellow perfection per day, then decides not to produce a single piece of fruit for a few months *ahem*. But I digress. (I always do.) I loved the making of the sugar syrup first instead of just mixing everything up. We were totally hooked from the first sip (actually I was hooked from the first wasp of strawberry scent peeping out of the blender). Thank you so much for sharing this, Ms. Shopper! :o)
This was excellent! I used organic sugar and organic strawberries. Much cheaper to make this at home than to buy the bottled organic strawberry lemonade that I usually purchase at the grocery store. I will be making this a lot while strawberries are in season.
This was excellent! The only thing I did differently was I added a few raspberries in when blending the strawberries (since I needed to use them up) and I couldn't wait to drink it so I just took ice and put them in glasses and poured the lemonade over them and within a minute they were cool enough to drink. Thanks for sharing!