It's HOT OUT HERE!
What's better than lemonade....strawberry lemonade made with some nice organic strawberries or if your lucky, strawberries right out your backyard.
This recipe is so simple, but good. I took some strawberries and I pretty much macerated them, fancy talk for soaked in sugar and water. Pretty much creating a simple syrup.
I took the simple syrup and ,then strained the liquid into a large picture. After all that, which was quick and simple, I added the lemon juice, strained liquid, more sugar and water and filled the jug up with ice.
Simple enough and really tasty.
Drink UP PEOPLE!
2 lbs. strawberries
1 cup lemon juice, around 6 small lemons plus zest of all lemons.
32 oz. water + more if desired
1 3/4 cups C & H pure cane sugar
Remove tops off of rinsed strawberries and set aside. Place strawberries, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar plus lemon zest in a large stock pan over medium heat.
Allow strawberries to cook for about 10 minutes. Mash strawberries very well. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add to a blender and blend, being careful because it's still semi-hot. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large jug.
Add remaining water, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir well, fill picture with ice and serve with sliced lemons and strawberries. Enjoy!