Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade
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Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Summer in a glass is possible with this Strawberry Mint Lemonade! Fresh pureed strawberries are muddled with mint, then mixed with freshly squeezed lemonade - you can even turn this into a refreshing poolside cocktail by adding your favorite liquor!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade, mint lemonade, strawberry mint lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 183kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-4 cups water divided
  • 1 cup mint leaves fresh
  • 1 cup lemon juice divided (from about 5 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries fresh
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar, 1 cup of water, and mint leaves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the cooled simple syrup through a strainer into a mason jar or bottle. Discard the mint (or save for garnishing.)
  • In a blender, combine 1/4 cup of lemon juice with the fresh strawberries. Blend well, then pour the liquid into a pitcher though a strainer to remove the berry seeds (if desired - if you like texture, leave it all in!)
  • Add the remaining lemon juice and 2-3 cups of water to the pitcher and stir well. Add the minted simple syrup to taste (I used the whole batch!), stir, then chill.
  • Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon slices, sliced strawberries, and sprigs of mint.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 58.9mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.8mg