Who doesn’t love a tall glass of cool, refreshing, and most delicious lemonade, particularly over the late spring or summer time? There is nothing more refreshing, don’t you agree?! I have been asked last year to post a recipe for my strawberry infused lemonade after sharing a picture on social media, however, it escaped my attention. Nevertheless, here it is now!
Our summer break started last week, and we are already planning our family vacation. Big round trip. YEYY!!! I am ecstatic! If the break already started in your area, I sure hope you all are enjoying the beginning of Summer break. Stay hydrated by making this delicious and reviving lemonade.
You can include, different berries, lime, some other summer, or tropical fruit to the mixture. We keep mixing it up depending on what I have in my fridge, so as should be obvious, it is extremely versatile.
Cheers, my friends, stay cool!!!
Homemade Strawberry infused Lemonade
- 3 Lemons
- 6 Large Strawberries
- 5 cups water
- Sweetener to taste.
- Squeeze 1 lemon in microwave safe bowl or a cup, place 1-2 strawberries (sliced) and both lemon halves. Pour two cups of water and heat it in the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
- Meanwhile, slice all the strawberries, Squeeze one lemon in the pitcher, then slice one, combine it with strawberries.
- Add ice cubes, 3 cups of cold water. Then pour lemon- strawberry infused warm water from the microwave. Take those lemon halves and squeeze as much as you can, then discard.
- Add sweetener of your choice, and stir. Garnish with fresh mint.
By warming up, almost to the boiling point lemon juice with lemon skin, you will release an amazing aroma and the taste of lemonade is much richer. If it is too strong, add more water and balance it with Sweetener. You may add 1/2 cup (or more) of Vodka or Tequila to spike it up, for the adult version. You may use the other version for Vodka lemonade by making a sugar syrup, Thick or Rich Simple Syrup (basic, simple syrup) - A ratio of 1 part water to 1 part sugar - This is used as the basis for cold fruit drinks and cocktails. Make it on medium-low temperature until you reach the right consistency. Cool it, and add to the lemonade.