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
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.