Used this recipe to use up some strawberries that were going bad. The recipe is easy to put together. My husband really likes it, I think it is ok...maybe not lemony enough.
Traditional lemonade gets an update with the addition of fresh sweet strawberries, which add both flavor and color to the thirst-quenching beverage.
Yield: Makes 4 servings (8 oz. each)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 164
- Calories from fat: 0.5%
- Protein: 0.3g
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated fat: 0.0g
- Carbohydrate: 43g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sodium: 274mg
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- 3 or 4 lemons
- About 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Thin lemon slices (optional)
- 1. Cut the lemons in half and ream juice from them. Pour the juice through a fine-mesh strainer into a measuring cup and discard the seeds and pulp. You should have 1/2 cup. Cover and refrigerate.
- 2. Place 4 cups water, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, and strawberries in a pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir often with a spoon and, using the back of it, crush the berries. Continue to boil, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate until well chilled.
- 3. Pour the chilled syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher; discard the pulp. Add the lemon juice to syrup and stir well. Taste, and adjust to desired sweetness.
- 4. Pour lemonade into glasses. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with thin lemon slices.
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