Summertime: pool time, fun time, all the time! Lemonade is always a beverage we keep in the fridge during the summer. It just speaks of summer. I don’t know why we don’t make it in the winter when lemons are in season and plentiful. I’ll have to start.
This recipe gets better the longer it sits in the fridge. Although, it doesn’t last that long around here. One of my twins eats lemons .. just as they are…see his little fingers trying to fish a slice out. I have to sweeten them in some way. I may have to make this at night next time. Get your lemons and fruit ready..we are making lemonade!
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 to 1 cup lemon juice, 4 to 6 lemons, save one to slice
- 6 cups water
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
In a microwave safe measuring cup, microwave 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar for 2 minutes. Carefully remove and stir to dissolve sugar. Let cool. In a 2 quart pitcher, or glass container, add cool simple syrup, lemon juice, and enough water to measure 1 1/2 quarts. Slice a lemon and strawberries; add to liquid. Refrigerate and Enjoy!
Note: Lemons usually produce 1/4 cup juice. Have additional strawberries and lemon slices for garnish, if desired.