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This easy homemade strawberry lemonade is made from fresh summer strawberries. It's a perfect mocktail as-is, but you can make it an alcoholic punch by adding vodka, moscato, or champagne. Or make it sparkling with club soda!

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

This strawberry lemonade recipe is refreshing, easy to make, and a great way to use up summer strawberries. It's the perfect crowd-pleasing pitcher for summer parties, the Fourth of July, and BBQs.

Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemonade recipe, Strawberry lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 pitcher
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries (the riper the better) cut into halves & tops removed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (I prefer superfine sugar because it dissolves easier)
  • Juice of 4 lemons (about 3/4-1 cup of juice)
  • Cold water (still or sparkling - I used a mix so there was a little fizz)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Strawberry and lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prep your strawberries. Add them to a blender, along with the sugar and enough water so it blends easily. Blend until smooth. 
  2. Juice your lemons.
  3. Using a sieve, strain the strawberry juice and lemon juice. To do this, I put the sieve over a bowl and use a spoon to move it along faster. I then transfer the pulp-free strawberry/lemon juice mix to a pitcher.
  4. Top up the pitcher with water. I suggest tasting it as you add water so it doesn't get too watery. Chill or serve right away. 
  5. If desired, add ice and fruit pieces just prior to serving.

Recipe Notes