|Ready for summer|
|Just a little fussy|
|Strawberries mean summer|
|Still good without the booze|
I like making this lemonade rustic and slightly chunky, full of bursting lemon bits and nibbly little bites of succulent strawberries. Then again, I like pulpy juices. Feel free to strain to your heart's content.
8 oz fresh, ripe strawberries (about 8-12 large berries)
1 c water, boiling
1 c sugar
1 c fresh lemon juice (about 5-6 lemons)
6 c water, chilled
2 c ice
Additional strawberries and lemon slices, to garnish (optional)
Wash and hull the strawberries, then puree in a food processor or blender to desired consistency.
|One last longing look|
Add the sugar to a small dish of boiling hot water and whisk quickly until the sugar dissolves completely and the syrup becomes clear. Add the simple syrup to the pitcher.