Strawberry Mint Lemonade

I can’t say enough how much I am not ready for the heat this summer is bringing.  It seems too early to be this hot!  My husband does assure me though that July and August are not supposed to be as bad as usual because of the weather patterns.  I hope he is right!

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

The boys and I have been working on keeping cool this summer with some special summer drinks during the afternoon.  It’s nice to have something a bit different than water and we act like they are a treat for the day.  It’s either a cool drink or a Popsicle and oftentimes the boys will pick a cool drink.  The floating strawberries couldn’t have anything to do with that, could they?

One of our latest refreshingly cool summer drinks is this Strawberry Mint Lemonade.  It combines some of our favorite summer flavors while adding a twist of mint.  Strawberry mint lemonade is such an easy drink to prepare and looks amazing for any of those summer parties you might have coming up.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

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Strawberry Mint Lemonade
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1¾ cups lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1¾ cups sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a saucepan, heat over medium heat.
  2. Mix for a minute or two until sugar dissolves, bring to a boil, turn off heat and place in the fridge to cool.
  3. Now add all of the strawberries and mint to a blender, puree.
  4. Add in lemon juice and simple syrup, pureeing until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a pitcher and stick in the fridge until cold.
  6. Serve over ice

How are you staying cool on these hot summer days?

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the addition of mint to your strawberry lemonade! My kiddos love when I make it in the summer, and I will now be adding mint!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Katherine says

    I am trying to find a good recipe for strawberry mint lemonade for my daughters first bday coming up and tried making this yesterday and came out horribly wrong
    :( I did everything it had said to do but mine is reallllly sour and thick and a foamy layer forms on the top I had to throw it all away. Is there any advice you can give me? I even added water to thin it out but then it didn’t taste as great

    • Brandy says

      Katherine –
      To sweeten the lemonade mixture you could add more sugar to your simple syrup. Adding in 1/4 cup increments till you find a sweetness you like. The foam is caused by the fiber in fresh fruits and one of the easiest ways to combat this foam is to use frozen fruits. If the foam is an issue using frozen strawberries that are thawed slightly should solve that issue.

  3. says

    I love homemade lemonade! The strawberry and mint sound like a great combo with the lemons. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty

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