Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade

It's always summer in Miami, so for us, there is no better time than now to whip up some refreshing Strawberry Lemonade. You can join us on the fun no matter where you live or what the weather is like! This simple recipe will make any ordinary day seem a little more special. Lemonade a favorite for kids and adults alike. So sit down, relax and enjoy!

Kitchen Essentials:
Medium pan
Measuring cups
Cutting board
Wooden spoon
Small bowl
Citrus juicer or reamer

2 cups of sugar
6 cups of water
2 cups of fresh lemon juice
1 extra lemon for slices1/2 pint of fresh strawberries
Mint (optional)

Add the sugar and water to a medium saucepan and give it a quick stir. Place the mixture on the stove over medium heat an allow the mixture to come to a boil for about 5 minutes. This will create a simple syrup. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Place the strainer over a bowl to catch the lemon seeds and begin to juice the lemons. Continue to juice your lemons until you have 2 cups of juice. Add the lemon juice to a pitcher and add the cooled simple syrup.

Remove the tops of the strawberries and cut the strawberries in slices. Add the sliced strawberries to the pitcher and place in the fridge. Allow the strawberry lemonade to get cold and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Garnish your strawberry lemonade with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.

Note: This drink can be converted easily into an adult drink.  The strawberry lemonade goes perfectly with vodka. Add to taste! Enjoy!


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