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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Tools

  • 1 Meat Pounder
  • 1 Hand Held Lemon Squeezer

Directions:

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!

Note:

  • 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.