I would like to make it clear from the outset that I do not think that we, this site or even the Internet necessarily need a new recipe for lemonade. I’ve covered lemonade in picnic pink (with any berry you like), with watermelon, with cucumber, with maple syrup and bourbon, and even lime and mint. But the thing I came across when my children once again left me on my last legs with a basket of overpriced strawberries – fruit that they wanted to buy from me, but then mysteriously lost interest in food when it was presented to them at breakfast – and I decided to turn strawberries into strawberry ade instead, so to speak, was that every lemonade recipe that I have already published contains steps that I lacked the inclination to

 

Like the juicing of lemons, in which the seeds and pulp are sifted out. Preparation of simple syrup, which must be heated in a saucepan and cooled for later use. And each added fresh fruit or vegetable also needs to be mixed and pushed through a sieve, which brings us to three separate processes. Are they tough? No. But they are not lazy and that is – lazy in a good way. As lazy as hardly any recipe is lazy.

Everything goes into the blender. Everything is flashed and strained at the same time. And have never in my whole life tried a more delicious and nuanced strawberry lemonade. It is lively and intensely aromatic and tastes like cotton candy smells at a carnival, and the strawberry summer cake cooling down in the back of our station wagon blows through the car, and I hope you will immediately go to your kitchen and see for yourself.

Simple strawberry lemonade

  • 4 large lemons (mine were 4 1/2 ounces each), plus a few slices for garnish
  • 1 Pound (455 grams) of fresh strawberries plus and a few extra berries to garnish
  • 1/3 Cup (65 grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 to 3 cups of water

Ice

Cut the skin, including the outer white marrow, from your lemons and cut the lemons into pieces. Do not worry about the seeds. Stalk your strawberries. Put the pieces of lemon, strawberries, sugar and the first two cups of water in the blender and mash coarsely. Pour through a sieve to remove all the seeds. The lemonade will be very strong at this time and you can add as much of the remaining cup of water as you like, or anything to taste. Fill glasses with ice and pour over with lemonade and garnish with additional slices of berries and / or lemon. This lemonade is also nicely refined with a dash of seltzer, if you like fizzy drinks.

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