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Thank you for visiting my blog...and for allowing me to share with you my addiction. I love to collect recipes. I love to read cookbooks. I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and on any given day there are one or two (or more!) cookbooks residing on my nightstand!

This blog is chronicling my adventure as I fulfill my resolution of trying (at least) one new recipe each week. I hope that you enjoy!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade

A few weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for Strawberry Infused Vodka...that sure was tasty...and since then I've also made some Blueberry Infused Vodka, another delicious treat!  Both of these pair nicely with Sprite/7-Up and the Strawberry version really paired nicely with Strawberry Lemonade.  Ever since I made this lemonade, I have been craving more...good thing I have more lemons!  Now if only the weather would smarten up!  Here is the recipe:

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade (Source: My Baking Addiction)


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 6-8 lemons, freshly squeezed)
4-6 cups cold water

Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until the sugar is disolved, stirring occasionally.  Allow to cool.  This makes your simple syrup.

Squeeze/juice the lemons.

Take the strawberries and 1/2 cup water and puree in a blender.

Combine the cooled simple syrup, pureed strawberries and the lemon juice in a large pitcher.  Add water - start with 4 cups and taste.  Add more water as your taste prefers. 

VERDICT:
Oh.My.Goodness.  This was so so good!  What a perfect summer drink, I look forward to enjoying more to cool off from the heat of summer.  The lemonade was a hit with everyone in the family!

74 comments:

  1. My kids are constantly drinking lemonade. Looks like Mom needs to stir a pitcher for herself. ;)

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  2. That looks very good. I just nominated you for a Versatile Bloggers Award. Come on over to see at www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

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  3. Looking at that glass of strawberry lemonade puts me in a trance-like state... I am so craving for a glass now...

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  4. This sounds sooo wonderful. I can't wait to try it out :0)

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    1. Oh I hope you do! I'm ready to make another batch, especially now that we have a heat wave coming!

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  5. It looks yummy! I may have to make some myself. Though I love éating strawberries so much, I hope there'll be enough left.

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    1. We go through a tonne of strawberries at our house too. Especially with the kids. If I want tu use strawberries for baking I have to mark them as "do not touch!" LOL

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  6. This looks so good! Even my picky eater would probably love it.

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    1. I hope your picky eater does like it :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. This sounds perfect! They charge so much at restaurants for this and it's really simple to make.

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    1. I know! It's crazy what we pay! And when we make it at home, we actually know what is in it!

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  8. I could go for some of that I love lemonade if you do as well check out my recipe for lemonade cake http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/06/lemonade-cake.html

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    1. I do love lemonade, I will for sure be by! Thanks!

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  9. Mmmm....this look so refreshing. Perfect for summer. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  10. I love the strawberry lemonade from Red Robin but hate paying $4 for it. I will surely have to try this one out. Looks so good and refreshing!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this at Must Try Monday! It looks so great!

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    1. You're welcome Carrie, and thank YOU for hosting and stopping by!!

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  12. I love the thought of making homemade lemonade. I bet it is so much better than the packaged stuff. I am doing a baby shower that this would be perfect for. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Nice that you control how sweet you want the lemonade, and that you know what exactly is in the drink. Hope you like it!

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  13. Delicious recipe! I just hopped over from Eye Heart. This would be great for the 4th!

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  14. Delicious! Got to try this! Thanks for sharing! Liz

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  15. This looks great! We have fresh strawberries from our garden that I freeze. I'll have to whip some of this up, thanks!

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  16. So refreshing and tastey in one glass. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy wednesdays.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for hosting Jenny :-)

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  17. I got thirsty just looking at this great drinnk
    I found you on Live.Laugh.Rowe's linky. I linked in a salmon platter with corn and crispy roasted potatoes. Have a super week.

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  18. Wow! This recipe looks delish!!!!!!!!! Visiting from Time out Thura!

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  19. There is nothing better in all this heat than a great ice cold glass of lemonade! Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I agree Miz Helen! I made some watermelon lemonade this weekend which was just as good too! See you soon!

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  20. Lips. Smacking. would love it if you share this at my hop this weekend ;)

    Going to make this this weekend, my daughter will LOVE IT! thanks for sharing, now following via Two Sasters blog :)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-saturday-12.html

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  21. This looks so yummy. I've been seeing the vodka drinks on Pinterest and my mouth was watering - I don't even drink. So glad I found this - yummy!

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  22. This just makes me thirsty:) I love strawberries and lemonade but I am ashamed to admit I have never had strawberry lemonade. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

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  23. pinned! thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen!

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  24. OK.. YUM! This looks so refreshing!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
    ~Susie~

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  25. This looks wonderful!
    If I were to do this I would try using some of my Stevia plant to cut back on the sugar. Still delicious though!

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  26. YUM! This looks so refreshing and yummy. I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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    1. About how may strawberries did you use per recipe?
      Thanks,
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    2. Hi Michelle! I used around 1 1/2-2 cups of strawberries (not firmly packed). I was going to make more tonight but forgot that I used all my lemons to make Watermelon Lemonade yesterday! LOL

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  27. I want a glass PLEASE!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. I can't wait to make more :-) It was delicious! Thanks for hosting Christine!

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  28. After a day at the pool, I could go for a huge glass of this yummy lemonade!!! So pretty!!!

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  29. This lemonade would hit the spot on a hot summer day! Looks so delicious! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you and hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  30. Oh my word, I'm going to make this tomorrow. Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday! Don't forget to like us at Not Your Ordinary Agent

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    1. So...how did it go? Did you like it as much as we did?!

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  31. Congratulations! Your Strawberry Lemonade is one of my Favorite Features for my Super Link Party! :-)
    Come on by and grab your featured button! http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/07/super-link-party-9.html

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    1. Do you have a button? If so, let me know and I will put it under "Featured Guests" in my sidebar. :-)

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    2. PS, I added your button to my "Featured" page!

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  32. MMMM this looks so good. I love Strawberry lemonade and it is so much better when it is made from scratch.
    I featured you on this week's Blog Stalking Thursday! Stop by and grab a feature button! Thanks again for sharing. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-stalking-thursday-49.html

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will be grabbing a button for sure!!

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  33. This looks so refreshing and delicious. I featured you at Fabulous Friday!

    http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/07/fabulous-friday-34.html

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for the feature! Sorry I am a few days late with my Thank You, just catching up after vacation. I did post a shout out on FB though! See you soon!

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  34. This looks delicious. Thanks for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. Thanks Mackenzie! I will be back to see you again!

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  35. Just love that color. Makes me want to gulp that lemonade right away :)

    Thanks for sharing at http://quickasianrecipes.com/2012/07/11/piquant-potluck-and-printrunner-giveaway/

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  36. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

    I have just signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful. Cheers

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  37. Looks delicious, definitely something I'm going to have to try.

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