Monday, July 21, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.
I make this wonderful, easy-to-prepare lemonade in a blender using lemons, strawberries and honey. As a variation I use limes instead of lemons.  It's perfectly seasonal right now, visually appealing and guaranteed to quench all hot-weather thirsts. 
  • 1 lb strawberries, about 4 cups
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 to 3/4's of a cup honey, to preference 
  • 5 cups of water
  • Ice
  • Strawberry slices, lemon slices and/or fresh herbs
  • Wash the strawberries and cut them in halves.
  • Wash and quarter the lemons.
  • Blend the strawberries and lemons with 2 cups of water
  • Add in the honey depending on preference and the sweetness of the strawberries 
  • Strain the strawberry lemon mix
  • Add the additional 3 cups of water through the strainer
  • Add additional honey to taste 
  • Serve cold over ice, garnish with strawberry slices, lemon slices and herbs.

Bon appétit!
As a variation, add your choice of alcohol to make a summer cocktail. Vodka, tequila or rum may all be employed. You may also, instead, substitute the additional 4 cups of water with white or sparkling wine for a delicious strawberry sangria.  Consider using Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay. Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, or Pinot Gris work very well too.

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.

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