Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month and that May 20th is National Strawberry Picking Day? As if those two things weren’t the best on their own, the first Sunday in May is also National Lemonade Day. As Strawberry Lemonade is my very favorite drink I was excited to come up with the perfect Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade recipe. If the reviews from my whole family are to be believed I have succeeded with perfection.
The recipe is simple and delicious, you’re going to love it and love me for sharing it with you.
Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade Recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water + 5 cups cold water
4 lemons + 1 lemon
Approximately 10 large strawberries
(or per your taste, more for garnish)
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 the 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. Then 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 Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade recipe is so refreshing, not too tart or sweet, the perfect combination. My whole family was so excited about this recipe that we’re looking forward to picking up our own strawberry plants to put in our garden this year and did you know that you can grow Lemon Trees indoors?
During a recent trip to Western Gardens I was talking to a woman and she gave me some pointers on how to keep a lemon tree alive here in Utah. Western carries some lemon trees and I will be getting one as soon as I do a little more research on being an indoor bee. I don’t think my family will agree with me just letting bees live in the house. I’m actually looking forward to giving it a try, I’m imagining Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade made from lemons and strawberries we grew on our own, doesn’t that sound awesome?
I hope you enjoy this recipe and that it adds to your strawberry and lemonade appreciation month. It has already added to ours.