Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

5 from 24 reviews

With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes, this refreshing Strawberry Lemonade made with fresh strawberries and lemons is perfect for all your summer entertaining needs.  


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries hulled (reserve 4 small strawberries for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon slices
  • Mint sprigs (optional)
  • Ice


  1. Heat the water and sugar over medium heat to a simmer.  Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Let it fully cool before using.
  2. Add the strawberries, lemon juice, and three cups of cooled water/sugar mixture to a blender and puree.  Pour the mixture into a large pitcher. Stir in the rest of the water/sugar mixture. For best results, chill for 2-3 hours. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon slices.


  • Make the sugar water mixture (simple syrup) in advance and chill well.
  • I prefer to use fresh strawberries for this.  Frozen strawberries can be used, but they must be thawed completely. Or better yet, make a frozen strawberry lemonade using frozen strawberries.
  • To garnish with strawberries and lemon slices, slice about halfway up the middle, starting at the bottom and sliding on the glass’s rim.
  • Fresh mint always adds a refreshing hint of flavor.
  • In a hurry, dissolve the sugar in 2 cups of water on the stovetop. Let it cool for a few minutes, and then add 4 cups of chilled water to the mixture.
  • If the lemonade will not be consumed quickly, add ice only to the glasses and not the pitcher. You don’t want the delicious Strawberry Lemonade getting watered down.
  • Store leftovers in a covered beverage decanter in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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