Fresh Berry Lemonade

RECIPE: Fresh Berry Lemonade

  • Jun. 8, 2011 7:00 p.m.

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (raspberries & blueberries work too!)

2 cups chilled club soda

ice

whole strawberries for garnish

sparkling water, to top up

In a medium saucepan over high heat, make a simple syrup by bringing the water and sugar to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar completely dissolves.

Add the lemon peel and lemon juice; stir and remove from the heat. Let cool completely and strain into a large clean pitcher.

In a blender or food processor, puree the pint of strawberries and add them to the pitcher with the simple syrup & lemon juice. Stir to combine and refrigerate until well chilled.

Top the pitcher up with sparkling water and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with ice and serve with a fresh strawberry for garnish.

For an adult version, this is particularly delicious with a splash of premium vodka or gin.

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