Lemonade is the quintessential summer beverage. For those hot summer days try a refreshing glass of one of these variations on the drink. Unless you have a juicer or other handy gadget be prepared for a sore wrist, but I promise it’s worth it!
If you’ve got some raspberries in the fridge that are a bit past their prime put them in the blender to become raspberry lemonade, my favorite. The waning strawberries can also be turned into a new creation, coconut strawberry lemonade, a definite winner. The possibilities are endless, I was going to try watermelon and never got around to it. Try it and let me know how it turned out.
3/4 cup sugar
Approximately 6 cups water
Remove juice from lemons and pour into a large pitcher. Cut tops off strawberries and wash, then put into a blender (if you don’t have a Vitamix type blender that pulverizes the seeds, you may want to strain the strawberry puree to remove any larger seeds) with sugar, lemon juice, and water as required to taste. Personally, I prefer a tart lemonade, if you like it sweeter, add a bit more sugar. Chill and enjoy!
Tip: Add 1/2 to 3/4 can of coconut cream to recipe if you want to turn it into Coconut Strawberry Lemonade. (Coconut milk won’t work, not enough coconut flavor: I tried it.)