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A pitcher of minted strawberry lemonade on a wooden chair in a garden.
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Strawberry-Mint Lemonade

Stay refreshed during these hot days of summer with an icy glass of strawberry-mint lemonade! Made with fresh mint and strawberry purée, this fruity lemonade features some of summer's best flavors. This lemonade comes together in just 20 minutes of hands-on prep time, and it's perfect for serving a crowd during your summer parties.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Calories 173kcal

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Citrus juicer
  • Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 5 ½-6 ½ cups water divided
  • 1 handful fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 pound strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice about 8-10 lemons
  • Additional mint sprigs and lemon slices for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, 1 ½ cups of water and mint sprigs in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture is near boiling. Periodically stir to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and allow the mint to steep for at least 10 minutes. Cool the simple syrup and strain the mint leaves.
  • In a blender, purée the strawberries with ½ cup of water. This should leave you with 3 ½ cups to 4 ½ cups of water.
  • Pour the lemon juice, strawberry purée and simple syrup into a pitcher. Stir in 3 ½ cups of water and taste. If it needs further dilution for your taste, add a little water at a time until it suits your fancy. Drop in the additional mint sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate to chill. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • To get the most out of your lemons, firmly roll them on the counter a few times before juicing. I also recommend a handheld citrus juicer. 
  • Pick lemons that have some give when you press into them to ensure they're not dried out. 
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Sodium: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Vitamin C: 51mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Sugar: 41g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 135mg | Calories: 173kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 45g | Iron: 1mg