Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

This Strawberry Lemonade recipe is an all-time summer favorite. It’s fast to make and so refreshing to drink. Made with just a few simple ingredients and comes together in minutes.

As soon as the weather warms up, I crave something cold to drink. This homemade strawberry lemonade quenches my thirst like nothing else while sitting by the pool, working in the garden, or raking hay in the hayfield.

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What Is Fantastic About this Drink

Summers are made for family, swimming, picnics, gatherings, grilling, and enjoying low-key time. Sipping on this strawberry lemonade while family and friends gather is a great way to kick off a party or gathering. 

This drink is refreshing, delicious, and the perfect summertime drink. Be sure to check out my Easy Homemade Lemonade Recipe for another simple and satisfying drink.

Where to Serve Strawberry Lemonade

This strawberry lemonade recipe is easy to make and perfect to serve at:

*bridal showers

*birthday parties

*graduation teas

*holiday parties

*barbecues

*family gatherings

This strawberry lemonade disappears fast, so you might as well make a double batch.

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade

  • Puree the Strawberries- Use a blender or food processor to puree the strawberries. Combine strawberries, and ½ cup of water, in a blender and blend until strawberries are completely pureed. Pour strawberry puree through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl and use a spatula to press as much strawberry juice as possible. Discard remaining pulp. 
  • Make the Simple Syrup– In a small saucepan, stir together 2 1/2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water over medium heat. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Juice the Lemons– Squeeze and juice the lemon removing seeds. Add juice to a 1-gallon pitcher. Add simple syrup and pureed strawberries and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with water and refrigerate until cold.
  • Serve– Add ice to a glass and pour strawberry lemonade over ice when ready to serve. 

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients

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Fresh Strawberries

Lemons

Sugar

Water

Tips and Variations for The Best Strawberry Lemonade

  • Use Fresh Strawberries.
  • Squeeze lemons for the best and freshest juice and flavor.
  • Make the simple syrup. Don’t just dump the sugar into the pitcher. All of the sugar will sink to the bottom and not get dissolved as it should. 
  • Puree the strawberries and strain the juice. Discard the seeds and pulp. This step does take a few extra minutes, but it is so worth it.

Tools Needed for Easy Strawberry Lemonade

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Blender/Strainer

Lemon Juicer

saucepan

pitcher

Recipe FAQs

It is best to make a simple syrup with water and sugar. It’s simple to make. Add water and sugar to a pot on the stovetop and heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat. The simple syrup will keep the sugar from sinking to the bottom of the pitcher when mixed.

Yes. In a pinch, bottled lemon juice will work for this recipe. Find a good brand, and substitute the fresh lemons for the bottled lemon juice. However, fresh lemons are the best.

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Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Gina Abernathy
This Strawberry Lemonade recipe is an all-time summer favorite. It's fast to make and so refreshing to drink. Made with just a few simple ingredients and comes together in minutes.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries quartered
  • cups sugar
  • 2 cups water plus more to fill the pitcher about 10 cups
  • cups lemon juice freshly squeezed

Instructions
 

  •  Puree the Strawberries– Use a blender or food processor to puree the strawberries. Combine strawberries, and ½ cup of water, in a blender and blend until strawberries are completely pureed. Pour strawberry puree through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl and use a spatula to press as much strawberry juice as possible. Discard remaining pulp. 
  • Make the Simple Syrup– In a small saucepan, stir together 2 1/2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water over medium heat. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Juice the Lemons– Squeeze and juice the lemon removing seeds. Add juice to a 1-gallon pitcher. Add simple syrup and pureed strawberries and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with water and refrigerate until cold.
  • Serve– Add ice to a glass and pour strawberry lemonade over ice when ready to serve.
Keyword Fresh Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Best lemonade ever Gina! All of my friends keep asking me why do I go through all the trouble of making homemade drinks. But the answer is simple… It’s healthy and delicious, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I have so many strawberries from my garden this is a great recipe for all summer long.. I might try to make popsicles with it too! Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    Gina I absolutely loved this lemonade. It was so refreshing and had the perfect balance of sweetness.

  4. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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