Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
I’m so excited for this weekend. As Paula mentioned in her last post we’re here in Oregon out at the Oregon Country Fair with our family. Over the years out here at the fair I can’t even begin to count the gallons of Strawberry Lemonade I have drank from the Lemonade Booth. I love it. Everything out at OCF has to be handmade and if it’s food has to be made out there at the fair, with no electricity, it’s awesome and seriously some of the best food anywhere.
I have tried for years to find somewhere local to me that makes homemade strawberry lemonade anything like the Lemonade Booth and have had no luck, I’ve found a variety of good strawberry lemonades but nothing that can compare.
I finally tried my hand at making my own homemade strawberry lemonade and after a bunch of failures I came up with a recipe that made my entire family shout for joy. Finally, we can have homemade strawberry lemonade just like the Lemonade booth makes it anytime we want! It’s especially awesome this time of year when strawberries are everywhere.
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water + 5 cups cold water
4 lemons + 1 lemon
Approximately 10 large strawberries
(more or less per your taste, more for garnish)
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe Directions:
In small sauce pan combine 1 cup cold water and 1 cup sugar.
Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature and then place in refrigerator to chill.
While sugar mixture is chilling squeeze the juice from 4 lemons (approximately 1 cup).
You’ll want to remove the seeds but keep as much pulp as possible.
(To get the most juice from your lemons, before cutting heat them individually in the microwave for 15-30 seconds then roll back and forth across the counter. Slice in half and using a juicer get as much juice out of them as you can collecting in a dish so you can measure that you have right about 1 cup.)
Next remove stems from approximately 10 strawberries, wash, and then mash.
In pitcher combine 5 cups cold water, lemon juice, mashed strawberries, and chilled sugar mixture. Stir well.
Strawberries will float to the top so be sure to give it a good stir before serving.
I included extra strawberries and lemons to the recipe to use as garnish in both the pitcher and on cups.
This homemade strawberry recipe is perfect for every summer day and night, it is so refreshing and seriously delicious.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and I hope you have THE best weekend, I know we will!!!