Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
There is nothing like a refreshing cup of ice cold Strawberry Lemonade on a warm sunny day. This is actually a copycat drink from one of my favorite local places to eat. To start at the beginning, my love for Strawberry Lemonade started with a visit to my local Cheesecake Factory Resturant. They offer bottomless Lemonades which are freshly made each day and might I say YUM they are so good.
It was so delicious I just had to go home and make my own healthy version of this amazing drink. During this time of the year, you can head over to a local strawberry farm and pick your own strawberries. We love to have fresh strawberries for our recipes. At times we can get carried away and pick way more than we intended to. So with our extra strawberries, we love to make desserts and of course drinks!
This recipe is perfect for the extra strawberries from our farm visit. Not able to make it to the farm during picking season? No problem! Head over to your local grocery store and pick up some fresh strawberries from there.
I love to have chunks of strawberries in my Strawberry Lemonade, so in this version, I only required you to blend your strawberries just a tiny bit. If you prefer a smooth consistency then you can blend the strawberries for a bit longer until the consistency is the way you would like them to be.
Please come back and let me know what you think about my recipe, and if your family enjoyed it. Enjoy!
Pair this delicious recipe with my Chicken Artichoke Ciabatta Sandwich. It’s easy to make and pairs well with a Fresh glass of Strawberry Lemonade.
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 Gallon Pitcher
- 6 oz's of Strawberries
- 6 Lemons
- 2 Cups of Organic Sugar you can take away or add this amount according to your liking
- 2 Tablespoons of Organic Sugar
- 2 oz's of Strawberries
- 3 Lemons
- 3-4 Cups of Ice
- 2-4 Cups of Water
- Wash and cut off the tops of the strawberries,add 2 tablespoons of sugar and blend together in a blender until it reaches the consistency you like.
- Juice 6 Lemons and then set aside.
- Slice 2 oz's of Strawberries and 3 Lemons
- In the Gallon Pitcher add the Lemon Juice and Strawberry Juice, and sugar, mix well.
- Add the Ice and Water until the pitcher is full, mix well.
- Add the sliced Strawberries and Lemon's
- To rim the glasses take a small saucer and pour on a small layer of the sugar, line the rim's of your glasses with a fresh lemon. Then press the rim's onto the sugar until fully coated. Repeat for every glass.
- Pour your Fresh Strawberry Lemonade into your cups and serve with sliced strawberries and lemons on the side. ENJOY!