This is the BEST Strawberry Lemonade we've ever tasted!
Hands down, no restaurant lemonade even compares. This is SO GOOD!
Yep, the glass on the left is JUST Lemonade and the glass on the right in spiked with Vodka. They are BOTH equally delicious (and I had to test this out for my blog, on a Monday afternoon while sitting in my pj's with my kids). I guess anytime is a good time for a nice drink (and I rarely drink, so it's was pretty funny).
It was a day off of school and my son was going crazy. He said "mom, can't we make something", which is a pretty rare thing these days. So, I said "come on over and let's check out Pinterest", so we did and it was GREAT! He was like WOW-WOW-WOW as soon as he tasted the lemonade. That's when you know it's a winner. Plus, I think his own pride in making this himself made it taste even that much better.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 pint fresh strawberries (approx 15)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6)
4 - 6 cups cold water
vodka, optional (add 1/2 to 1 full shot per glass of lemonade)
Make the syrup by combining 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Place over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved; stirring occasionally, and then letting it cool. Once the syrup has cooled, puree the strawberries in a food processor with 1/2 cup of water.
In a large pitcher, combine 2 to 3 cups of ice, the strawberry puree, cooled syrup and lemon juice. Add 4 to 6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend how strong, tart or sweet you like it.