Isn’t she pretty? I guarantee this strawberry lemonade tastes as good as it looks!
The weather is just starting to warm up here, it is officially spring as of 1 September. Humidity is hanging in the air ever so slightly more than we have been used to for the past 3 months, and I wore sandals for the first time today. Summer is on its way! Which made me feel like a summery fruity drink, something tart with just the right balance of sweetness and packed with healthy ingredients. I decided to make my famous strawberry lemonade….famous only amongst my family but still, it’s delish, I’m sure you’ll like it.
I like to make this lemonade for summer time get togethers…it’s so easy to make, and it looks so pretty and inviting – the strawberries give it an orangey-pink colour – that everyone will be as impressed with how it looks as they will be with how it tastes. I like to make it sugar free using honey, but if you want it a little sweeter, you can add sugar to taste.
As the days get warmer and the evenings longer, I’m sure I’ll be making this strawberry lemonade a lot. It’s really easy to double or triple the ingredients to make bigger batches – if you have a large saucepan this is ideal for soaking the lemon rinds and mix in the other ingredients. I just separate all the ingredients equally between several large jugs to serve.
If you prefer a simple lemonade then you will like this traditional homemade lemonade (sugar free) that I made for my sister in law’s baby shower.
- 10 strawberries
- 6 large lemons
- 3 cups boiling water
- 10 tbsp honey
- Cold Water
- Clean lemons well. Peel the rind off the lemons and place in a large bowl. Add 3 cups boiling water to the lemon rind and leave to sit until the water is warm.
- Remove the rind from the warm water. Set a few pieces aside for garnish.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemons and add to the warm rind water.
- Blend the strawberries with a little water - about 2 tbsp and add to the lemon juice mixture.
- Now add the honey and stir until dissolved. You can add more or less to suit you. (If you're adding sugar, now's the time).
- Dilute with cold water to taste. I added 4 cups cold water. Pour into a big jug with ice and mint and serve.