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Spring is here and summer is around the corner! All those hot days outside beg for a thirst quenching drink—say a strawberry lemonade? Now you can make it at home without the overly sweet syrupy drink you’ll overpay for at restaurants.
- 7-10 medium/large lemons (1 bottle organic lemonade from Costco, if you’re in a hurry)
- 10-14 medium strawberries
- 5-6 TBSP sugar or sweetener for the strawberries (adjust to taste)
- 5-6 TBSP for lemonade if hand squeezing
- 1 Meat Pounder
- 1 Hand Held Lemon Squeezer
If you’re going the “everything made from scratch” route, then follow the directions below—if not, then skip the directions for the lemons and go straight for the strawberries.
- Cut your strawberries into thin slices, place them in a container.
- Mash the strawberries with your meat pounder.
- Sprinkle your sugar on the berries—because you’ll be putting them inside the fridge, you’ll want to add a little more sugar or sweetener than usual (it gets less sweet in the fridge).
- Stir everything up and place in the fridge for about an hour.
- Cut your lemons in half and squeeze the juice from each lemon into a pitcher (adjust for how many lemons you would like).
- Stir in some sugar to reduce the sour taste of the lemons.
- Pull out your strawberries after an hour and spoon in a number of strawberries and juice that you would like for your lemonade.
- Add ice to the desired amount.
Serve and enjoy!
- If you’re interested in speeding things up, you can use a bottle of lemonade from the store.
- If you prefer a kick, add your favorite clear alcohol to make it a party drink.