Thursday, May 13, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade

I made some delicious strawberry lemonade with part of my U-Pick haul :) It is wonderful and even Jonathan who doesn't really like strawberries, enjoyed it. It has a unique taste but is so worth making! And I love lemons... like a lot

I used this recipe (reprinted here for ease!)

Strawberry Lemonade (pg. 85)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy
3/4 c sugar
1 c very hot water
1 c fresh lemon juice
4-1/2 c cold water
1 recipe Fresh Strawberry Sauce (pg. 210)
Confectioners’ Sugar, for the glasses
Fresh strawberries for garnish
In a pitcher, combine the sugar and hot water and stir until the sugar has dissolved into a syrup. Stir in the lemon juice and cold water. Add the strawberry sauce and stir to combine. Pour over ice into tall glasses rimmed with confectioners’ sugar. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if using. Strawberry lemonade keeps at least 3 days in the refrigerator.
Fresh Strawberry Sauce (pg. 210)
1 dry pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp cold water
In a food processor or blender, puree the berries, sugar, lemon juice and water until smooth. Strain the berry mixture into a clean bowl and discard the seeds. Stir in additional sugar, if needed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Go try it!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I made this with blackberries and it was amazing! Thanks for the great recipe Julie.