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Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

Last week I found myself in need of a fun and flirty drink that could quench the needs of about 50 people. I don’t drink alcohol, so it had to be rid of any ingredient related. I’m not a huge “drink” drinker, I get kinda boring when it comes to the topic actually. I love water! I know that makes me lucky to not have the temptation! But anyways, my lack of adventure left me clueless as to what to make. It was suggested to me to make some strawberry lemonade. That sounded perfect!

Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberries were on sale and there never seems to be a shortage of lemons around here. Between our tree and trees that our family members have, we are super blessed to have a surplus of this tangy citrus on hand. And you need a lot of lemons for this drink!

Using fresh lemons I think makes a big difference in this recipe. It admittedly is a bit of work juicing 2 cups (or 4 cups in my case if you are doubling the recipe) of lemon juice but it is most definitely worth it! I really need to invest in one of these handy citrus juicers. I am always wishing I had one in my kitchen!

 Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

If you are in need of a little spring celebration to bring warmer weather your way then you need to make this drink today! When I was cutting and juicing up the lemons, our entire house smelt so fresh and springy! I kept walking around the entire day saying, “Our house smells so good! Man! Our house smells SO good!!”

 Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

Thirsty yet? Here is how you make it:

Start by juicing your lemons. The number of lemons you need depends on how juicy they are. Tip: try gently pressing down on the lemon (before slicing) and rolling it around to try and loosen up the juices before slicing and juicing. I have also heard that putting the lemon in the microwave for about 8 seconds before juicing can help get some of the goodness to come out easier.

Once you have your lemons juiced, you are about 90% done with the prep-work. It’s all easy peasy down hill form there.

After rinsing off your strawberries, cut off the stems and blend them until they are super pureed. No lumps!

Now combine your lemon juice, strawberry puree, and sugar in your pitcher. If you don’t like pulp you can always strain your lemon juice and strawberry puree before combining. Mix well until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then slowly mix in your water. Done!

Now pour yourself a nice glass with ice and you are set to welcome in spring!

Sassy Strawberry Lemonade 1  Sassy Strawberry Lemonade

How can you not be thirsty just looking at all this goodness? For the past week, my husband keeps asking me to make more. I am trying to resist the urge! I try to keep things like this special for special occasions. We will see how long I can hold out…

Sassy Strawberry Lemonade
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups lemon juice (fresh is best, but store bought is tasty too)
  2. 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  3. 2 cups fresh strawberries
  4. 14 cups water
Instructions
  1. After rinsing your strawberries, cut off the stems and puree.
  2. Strain for seeds if desired.
  3. Combine strawberry puree, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Slowly stir in water.
  5. Place in fridge to chill.
  6. Serve over ice and enjoy!
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Koontz {Grounded & Surrounded}
    March 11, 2015 at 7:04 am

    I love this recipe. Your images are beautiful! If I didn’t have spring fever before I hopped on your blog, I definitely do now! I pinned it for future reference, I believe it needs to be at least 70 degrees outside before I can truly enjoy it 😉

    • Reply
      Brittany Cooper
      March 11, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Sarah! You are super sweet! I agree about your 70 degree rule! It just makes all things springy that much more enjoyable! We are going to be in the 90’s this week… Yikes! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Clare Speer
    March 12, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This looks good! Makes me want the warmer weather even more!

  • Reply
    Jenni S.
    March 12, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Oh I cannot wait to try this! It looks so delicious– we have some spring celebrations coming up so this will be just what we need.

    • Reply
      Brittany Cooper
      March 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      It really is so easy to make which makes it perfect to double and serve for a bunch of people. I doubled the recipe, served over 50 people, and still had a little leftover. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Cathy
    March 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I love this recipe! It reminds me of the sweetness of summer! Warm weather and a glass of this, perfect and refreshing! Thanks so much for the visit to my blog! I would love for you to share this sweetness over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂 There’s a great giveaway too! Yeah! 🙂
    Cathy

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    Jann from Newton Custom Interiors
    March 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

    This sounds so refreshing and delicious especially on a hot summer day!

  • Reply
    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom
    March 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Oh, I love strawberry lemonade, but I’ve never made it myself. This looks so good and yes, bring on summer NOW!

    • Reply
      Brittany Cooper
      March 14, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      This is such a refreshing drink! We were drinking it when it was raining out side and still loved every drop! haha! Thanks for stopping by Lydia!

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    Mom
    April 2, 2015 at 8:49 am

    This is definitely going on our Easter Menu!! Yum!!

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