Summer Lovin’

What goes better with a hot summer day than a good old fashion glass of crisp, cold lemonade? Not much. Well, maybe being pushed around on a raft in a large pool while being fed grapes and champagne. That never happens though, so I’ll take the glass of lemonade to make me happy. Last summer while we were visiting my mother in-law, she served us fresh lemonade with strawberries. It was so incredibly delicious and refreshing. Also pretty beautiful to look at. I thought about it for days. The tart and sweet flavors spilling over my tongue, doing a little jig on each one of my taste buds.

Now the sweltering heat of summer is here again and I got another hankerin‘ for that fresh strawberry lemonade. It was time to break down and make the drink.

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

1 c sugar

1 c water

11 Lemons

2 quarts cold water

1 pint strawberries, halved

In a small pot, add sugar, 1 c water, and the juice of 10 lemons. Heat on medium-low and stir until sugar dissolves and liquid becomes a syrupy consistency. Let cool.

Pour syrup into a large pitcher and add 2 quarts cold water. Stir well. Slice remaining lemon and add to pitcher. Add strawberries to pitcher. Add ice if needed.

4 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’

  1. Anonymous

    “The tart and sweet flavors spilling over my tongue, doing a little jig on each one of my taste buds.” You are so good at describing food that it makes my tongue waggle. I knew the drink was good and delicious but did not know how to describe it. The mother-in-law

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  2. Kathryn

    Erin, your blog is fantastic! Your anecdotes make me smile and your writing really brings the recipes to life. Can’t wait to read more!

    XOXO

    Kathryn

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