I wondered yesterday why I have never made this before. I had made homemade lemonade in the past, but why not Strawberry Lemonade? It wasn’t hard, took only about 4 extra minutes and it was sooo good.
I mean like, really good.
My husband and Ryan ordered some at Rainforest Cafe when we went to Chicago and thought it was great. They kindly let me sip on theirs and I agreed, EXCELLENT. The only problem it was $2.50 for a glass of Strawberry Lemonade.
I ordered water.
I just can’t spend that much on a drink. Normally my husband can’t either, but decided to throw caution to the wind and order it anyway. 😉 So, if that glass of Strawberry Lemonade cost $2.50, the 2 1/2 quarts I made yesterday should have cost about $12.50 in restaurant prices. Ouch!! The cost of the lemonade at home was about $.75. For the entire 2 1/2 quarts. I just don’t think we can spend $2.50 for a glass of lemonade at a restaurant again.
I would think this strawberry lemonade would be great at a 4th of July celebration or a family gathering. You could make it in a large drink container or punch bowl and double or triple the recipe. Add a few floating lemons and strawberries and you have yourself an eye pleasing centerpiece on your table.
The day I made strawberry lemonade the whole pitcher was gone by the end of supper so I am guessing it was well liked. I also was asked to make it again the next day. Probably won’t, but it is nice to know I have a winner here. Maybe this weekend.
- 1 cup lemon juice (I bought at Aldi's)
- 1¾ cup sugar
- 2½ quarts water
- 4 strawberries washed, with the stems removed.
- Mix lemon juice, sugar and water in a pitcher.
- Put the strawberries in a Magic Bullet, blender or mini food processor with a little (1 teaspoon) water. (You could also just smash them if you don't have any of those appliances.)
- Pulse until strawberries are finely chopped.
- Add the strawberries to the lemonade.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.
This strawberry lemonade would go great with: