Recipe by NcMysteryShopper
This is not the usual blender Strawberry Lemonade, but a well worth recipe for a refreshing beverage that will make your guests think they are hanging with Martha herself....you will make this again and again! DELICIOUS!
Top Review by Sandi (From CA)
WOW! First time making this - but won't be the last. I used some frozen cubes of lemon juice from lemons that were juiced, "FoodSavered" and frozen several months ago, which is a great idea if your lemon tree goes bonkers dropping 17 of its little bits of yellow perfection per day, then decides not to produce a single piece of fruit for a few months *ahem*. But I digress. (I always do.) I loved the making of the sugar syrup first instead of just mixing everything up. We were totally hooked from the first sip (actually I was hooked from the first wasp of strawberry scent peeping out of the blender). Thank you so much for sharing this, Ms. Shopper! :o)
- 1 quart water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 large lemons, zest removed in long strips, lemons juiced
- 2 pints strawberries, tops removed
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water, sugar and lemon zest and bring to a simmer while stirring. Pour the syrup into a stainless steel or glass bowl, stir in the remaining 2 cups of water and lemon juice. Place bowl inside of a bowl filled with ice water, stirring occasionally, until chilled, about 10 minutes.
- Process the strawberries in a food processor or blender, stir into the lemonade and strain.
- Serve over ice.