Summertime Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 Tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest *
- 1 1/2 cups (about 6-10 lemons)
freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 10-oz package frozen strawberries w/sugar, defrosted
Dissolve the sugar (1 1/2 cups if using strawberries without sugar) in the boiling water. Add lemon zest and lemon juice and stir well. Stir in 60 ounces of water.
Put the defrosted strawberries into your food processor and turn into syrup. Pour into lemonade and stir. Strain your juice and store in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.
* Lemon Zest: Lightly grate just the yellow from the lemon making sure you don't go down too far. You do not want to grate the white beneath the yellow.
Note: To make decorative lemon ice cubes, place a twist of lemon inside each ice cube before freezing