The Sweet Melissa Baking Book: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A big pitcher of this effervescent strawberry-lemonade is the perfect drink for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings! From The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the strawberry syrup, combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, water and salt in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds, pressing down to extract as much liquid as possible.
  2. To make the lemonade, combine the hot water and sugar in a pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Mix in the lemon juice and water. Stir in the strawberry puree.
  3. To serve, rub a wedge of lemon or one of the spent lemon halves around the rim of a glass and then dip in sugar. Fill with ice if desired and then lemonade. Garnish with sliced lemon or strawberries or sprigs of fresh lemon balm. Serve immediately.