Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Published on April 2nd 2022 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Front shot of Strawberry Lemonade in a glass

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors. But all that sun can leave you feeling parched. This Strawberry Lemonade is the ideal drink to quench your thirst. It's packed with fresh sweet strawberries and tart lemon. After drinking this drink, you'll feel so refreshed. Serve as is, or add a bit of vodka to make it into a summer cocktail.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
10 persons


  • 3/4 pound Fresh Strawberries, stems removed

  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar

  • 6 cups Water, divided

  • 2 cups Freshly Squeezed Lemon juice

  • Crushed Ice 

  • Lemon slices (Optional)

  • Fresh Mint leaves (Optional)

  • Fresh Strawberries for garnish (Optional)


Set up a blender or food processor, and add strawberries. Purée until smooth.

Using a fine mesh stainless steel strainer, strain strawberry juice in order to remove the seeds. 

Place a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat, add sugar, and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil.

Using a spoon, stir until the sugar dissolves. Then let the mixture cool at room temperature.

Using a fine mesh stainless steel strainer, strain freshly squeezed lemon juice into a glass pitcher.

Add sugar mixture and puréed strawberries, mixing well.

Place in the fridge until cold.

Once cold, add 3 cups of cold water, stirring well.

Place crushed ice in glasses, adding lemon slices.

Pour lemonade into the glasses, garnishing with fresh mint leaves and strawberries.

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