3 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. lemon juice (about 8 to 10 lemons)
1 pt. strawberries
1 liter seltzer or sparkling water Garnish: lemon slices and mint (optional)
- In a 2-qt saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely.
- Place strawberries in blender with 1/2 cup lemonade mixture. Blend until puréed. Strain purée through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Add purée to remaining lemonade mixture; stir well to combine. Refrigerate until serving.
3.Stir in seltzer. Pour over ice. Garnish with lemon and mint, if using.