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Lemonade (Classic / Strawberry)

Lemonade (Classic and Strawberry)

Summer is around the corner and I love this time of year! It means more time with my grandkids, a relaxed schedule and of course endless days of sun, pool and pure bliss! I like to serve refreshing Lemonade on these hot summer days. It's definitely a must-have for fun summer outings like picnics or casual lunches if you are entertaining. Today I am making two different lemonades - traditional classic Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade. It's the perfect pick-me-up drink!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


For simple syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water this is to make simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves


  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup adjust to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper grounded
  • 2 cup cold water approximately
  • Mint leaves and lemon slices to garnish
  • Ice

Strawberry lemonade

  • 1 cup strawberries trimmed and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup simple syrup adjust as needed
  • 2 cup cold water approximately
  • Ice


  • First make a "simple syrup". Place the sugar, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and turn off the heat.
  • After syrup cools off, strain the syrup to remove the mint leaves.
  • This syrup can be made in advance and can be refrigerated.

Classic Lemon lemonade

  • Mix simple syrup, lemon juice, salt and black pepper to the water and pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slice.

Strawberry lemonade

  • Save few slices of strawberry for garnishing and purée rest of the strawberries with ¼ cup of water in a blender until smooth
  • Then strain the puree into a bowl to remove seeds.
  • Stir together strawberry purée, with lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a pitcher mix it well.
  • Taste, then add more sugar if desired. Serve over ice. Add few pieces of strawberry to the glass.


Tip: Every ingredient in this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. 
Replace water with soda water. Add one tablespoon fresh ginger juice.