This sweet ‘n’ tangy strawberry lemonade is just the way to beat the heat on these hot summer days. Make it in less than 10 minutes with only 3 ingredients!
Pink drinks taste better.
You know what else tastes amazing? This lemonade.
Yep, I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and gotten on board with the whole “put strawberries in your lemonade thang’,”
My consensus? I’ve been missing out all these years.
I’m kind of a classic lemonade kinda girl. Don’t you dare mess with my lemonade and put anything else in it!
I’ve been converted. By strawberries.
Figures, since strawberries are my main love this time of year.
This lemonade could seriously not be more perfect. It’s perfectly sweet and tangy, has spot-on lemon flavors. And guys, it’s pink.
You could never hate on a pink drink.
Pink drink. I love the sound of that.
This lemonade was so easy to make, that afterward while I sat sipping a glassful, I kept thinking: Wow, is that really all? I just made perfect homemade lemonade in less than 10 minutes with only 3 ingredients.
Proud kitchen moment there, folks. 😀
And yes, I’m serious. This lemonade is ready for guzzling (and yes, you are definitely gonna want to GUZZLE it down) with only 3 ingredients (not counting the water and ice, of course) in less than 10 minutes of your time.
Perfection in a glass, people. Just go with it. 😀
And guys, it’s so dang PURTY!! I mean, anything pink is totally adorbs, but serve this strawberry lemonade in a cute little mason jar glass, stick a fresh strawberry on the edge and you’ve totally just made the prettiest drink on the planet.
You need to try this strawberry lemonade this summer. I don’t know what the temps are in your neck of the woods, but it is SO. HOT here! It was like 85 degrees and full-on humidity the other day. Ick. I know it’s not as bad as some of my blogging friends are experiencing, but it’s still HOT.
It makes me kind of want to stick my head in a bucket fulla’ this lemonade.
For anyone who is experiencing the same kind of weather, I think you’ll understand what I’m talking about. 😉
Sip ‘er up, buttercup.
If you’re looking to get fancy-schmancy, You could even spike this lemonade with vodka. I’m down with that.
It is Friday people.
Just make sure you don’t accidentally give the kids those glasses. 😉
Cheers and happy Friday!!
Pink Strawberry Lemonade
- SUGAR SYRUP:
- 1-1/4 cups xylitol or sugar
- 1 cup water
- STRAWBERRY PUREE:
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 5 cups water
- Ice for serving
- Make the sugar syrup: Place xylitol (or sugar) and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until xylitol is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly.'
- Make the strawberry puree: Place strawberries and water in a blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until completely smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary.
- Prepare the lemonade: Place lemon juice, 5 cups water, sugar syrup, and strawberry puree in a gallon-sized container. Screw lid on and shake lemonade until combined. Serve lemonade over ice.
Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction.
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Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating says
Yum! Pink lemonade is the best! Such a pretty color! Have a great weekend!
Thanks Kelly! You have a great weekend as well!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This lemonade looks so refreshing! I’ve never made it before myself, but I do love strawberry lemonade. I love that you can see the seeds at the top too…definitely confirms that it’s home-made, which is the best! 🙂
Homemade lemonade definitely wins over the store-bought stuff anyday! Thanks Gayle! 🙂
Pink drink! ha! Give me some of that! This looks incredibly refreshing and that colour is just out-of-this-world gorgeous. This is the ultimate summer beverage. I actually just picked up some strawberries yesterday -so trying this over the weekend. Yum!
Yay! You will have to let me know how it turns out for ya, Allison! It’s the perf weekend sipper. 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I just love strawberry lemonade! Much better than regular lemonade. Since it’s Friday, is it ok if I put a little vodka in this : )
Oh, vodka is TOTALLY ok and more than appropriate to sneak into this lemonade. — It’s Friday, yo! 😀
Karen @ Lushious Eats says
Pink Drinks are DaBOMB! Love pink lemonade, it’s one of my favourite summer drinks. You’re pretty lucky to be experiencing hot weather, I could really use some hot days…then I’d be sure adding a little hint of vodka! These look YUMMM!!
Even if it’s not hot where you are, you should totally make this lemonade anyway. 😉 It’ll put you in an awesome summery mood! LOL. 😀
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
I L-O-V-E love strawberry lemonade! Also love drinking out of mason jars! In fact…I am right now, haha
Isn’t drinking outta mason jars so so fun?! Glad I’m not the only one who enjoys that! 😉
it looks refreshing!
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
Strawberries really tend to be that conversion ingredient, huh? I would be too if I was drinking these – they look so refreshing Sarah! Love the strawberries on the side of the jars, so cute and tropical.
They really do! They can turn any hater into a lover just like that. LOL. Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Jessica!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
Summer doesn’t get better than sippin’ lemonade! 🙂
Nostalgia at it’s best, Melanie! 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
I too was a don’t mess with a good thing kinda lemonade gal. Then I added strawberries and was like “Hello! Delicious! It is such a great combination of flavors. Love you pictures, makes me wanna grab a glass and gulp it down!
Totally! It was kinda like a revelation-kinda moment. “WHAT is this deliciousness that I have been missing out on?!” Oh, thanks so much for the sweet photography love too, Cindy!
Isadora @ she likes food says
It is so hot outside today and this looks like the perfect drink to cool down with! Humidity does make such a difference and makes things unbearable! I think I would take 110 and no humidity over 85 and lots of humidity, I just feeling sticky all the time! This is super pretty looking, which makes me want it even more! I’ve never made homemade lemonade before, and I think that I will have to add strawberries if I ever do make it! I’m so glad you messed with the classic lemonade recipe and made this one 🙂
Erghh…I feel for ya, Izzy! You definitely need to make this lemonade like NOW and then not share it with anyone. LOL. I didn’t want to share, but my siblings were practically about to start a riot if I didn’t pour them glasses. Thanks so much for all the comment love, Iz and hoping things cool down a lil bit for you! 😉