Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade

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Summertime means lemonade season! This Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect ice-cold variation of this classic refreshing beverage with the addition of strawberry puree.

Made of fresh strawberries, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice is not only a healthy choice for summer drinks, but also a very economical way to quench everyone’s thirst.

Refreshing non-alcoholic Strawberry drink

There’s something about the aroma of freshly squeezed lemon, that almost screams ‘It’s summer, people!’. This lemonade got all fancied up for the upcoming summer parties, where we want to pamper and impress our guests.

This refreshing Strawberry Lemonade is:

  • made of organic and seasonal ingredients
  • the perfect combination of sweet and sour refreshment
  • sweetened only with honey
  • a healthy variant of the fruity lemonade

Strawberry lemonade recipe for big summer parties

I love this part of the year when days become warmer, magically brighter and much longer.

If you’re a passionate hostess like myself, then I bet you’re looking forward to inviting your girlfriends for a nice afternoon of chatting and snacking.

Maybe your garden will also become a mini barbecue party spot and an improvised playground for all children in the neighborhood.

This refreshing non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade is a true pleasure of the crowd and an attractive makeover of an everyday lemonade.
Well, life is all about taking little ordinary moments and making them extraordinary, isn’t it?!

5 ingredients for refreshing strawberry lemonade

Why’d you complicate your life if that’s not necessary? 
This homemade strawberry lemonade recipe takes just a little time and 5 simple ingredients, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones.

 

Strawberries – buy sweet, good-quality strawberries that are bursting with flavor.

Lemons – zesty lemons are the main star of this homemade lemonade.
Avoid using any generic lemon concentrates and use organic, juicy lemons.

Honey – we are switching white granulated sugar for golden sticky honey, which brings the fruity taste of this lemonade to another level. Yum!

Ice cubes – a necessity in summer refreshing drink and also a great way to garnish a glass of lemonade. Place edible flowers or mint leaves in the ice cube tray, fill them with water, and freeze them to get a stylish ice cube. I’m sure your girlfriends will shower you with compliments.

Garnishes – along with stylish ice cubes, I like to decorate this pink Strawberry Lemonade with twisted lemon slices, tiny lemon blossoms and fresh strawberries.

How to make Strawberry lemonade without a blender

Yes, you read it well: You don’t need a blender to make this lemonade. All you’ll have to do is combine chopped fragrant strawberries with sticky honey and cook it in homemade strawberry syrup. After it’s cooled, you just need to combine this delicious syrup with fresh lemon juice, water and ice cubes.

Homemade strawberry syrup

To prepare strawberry syrup from scratch, you’ll need to clean and chop fresh strawberries and cook them with runny honey. Cook this lush red mixture for about 3 minutes, enough for strawberries to soften and release their irresistible aroma.
After they have softened, just crush them with a fork and let them cool.

Extra tip: It is even better if you make strawberry syrup in advance and use it as soon as you want lemonade.  It can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days.

homemade strawberry syrup

How to decorate a glass of Strawberry lemonade

Take some extra time to make this Strawberry Lemonade look as inviting as it tastes:

  • place a few more ice cubes in each glass,
  • top it with some mint leaves,
  • garnish with a thin slice of lemon,
  • secure the citrus slice with a golden cocktail pin (an essential for a fashionable hostess!).

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Strawberry lemonade recipe from scratch

Strawberry lemonade recipe from scratch

Summertime means lemonade season! This Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect ice-cold variation of this classic refreshing beverage with the addition of strawberry puree. Made of fresh strawberries, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice is not only a healthy choice for summer drinks, but also a very economical way to quench everyone's thirst.
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 small sauce pan
  • 1 big lemonade jug
  • 1 knife
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 lemon squeezer

Ingredients

For the lemonade

  • 2 pcs lemons
  • 400 g Strawberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 600 ml cold water
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves

Garnishing

  • 4 pcs strawberries sliced
  • 4 pcs lemon slices
  • 4 pcs mint leaves

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries, cut them and put them in a pan.
  • Add a spoonful of honey and cook for about 3 minutes, enough for strawberries to soften and dissolve the aroma.
    Put the strawberry syrup aside and let cool.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice in a bowl.
  • First put ice cubes in the big jug and pour over the cooled strawberry syrup.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Rub the washed mint leaves between the palms and add them to the jug.
    This way they will release more flavor and make your lemonade much more flavorful.
  • Fill the jug with the waterto the top and mix well.
  • Pour the lemonade into glasses, decorate with a slice of lemon and strawberries.

Notes

**Note: **
It is even better if you make strawberry syrup in advance and use it as soon as you want lemonade.  It can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Author: Kristina Smodila
Course: beverage
Keyword: healthy strawberry lemonade, non-alcoholic beverage, strawberry lemonade, summer drink
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