Strawberry lemonade

Reading all of your comments on my candles giveaway post has been SO MUCH FUN! Summer is wonderful, isn't it? We have had many high points ourselves so far this summer, and I love reading all about your high points, too. Thank you so much for sharing. Keep the comments coming!

My boys and I spent two nights at the dropzone this weekend. There are so many things we love about getting out of the city. Here is one of my personal favorite things..

Pure sunset peace!

Another item on my list of Favorite Summer Things is spending time outdoors with my boys. Being Minnesotans, we especially love the heat. We eat outside, we play outside and we drink delicious summery drinks outside.

Within 60 seconds of pulling this strawberry lemonade out of the refrigerator, my boys were begging for as much as I would offer them. Slurrrpppppp. 

Pour 4 cups of warm water into a large serving pitcher. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and stir until it is dissolved.

Hull and slice 1 1/2 pints of strawberries. 

Put them through a juicer. If you don't own a juicer, throw them into a food processor or blender and strain. It will be a bit frothy.

Juice (and strain) 8 lemons.

Pour the strawberry and lemon juices into the pitcher and mix well.

Add a few lemon slices and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve over ice!

Woooo SUMMER! Enjoy it! Pretty soon we will be shivering and slipping on the ice. :)

Strawberry Lemonade

This is the perfectly perfect, refreshing drink for summer!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jul 9, 2012

Serves: 8

Total time: 15 min, plus 1 hr chilling time

Strawberry Lemonade


  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and juiced
  • Juice from 8 lemons
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  1. Pour the water into a large serving pitcher. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the strawberry and lemon juices and mix well. Add lemon slices and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve over ice.