Cool Recipe: Michelle's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Cool Recipe: Michelle's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

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Faith Durand
Aug 5, 2009
We asked you how you're staying cool this August, and your answers are already coming in! Here's our first reader Stay Cool! recipe. Name: Michelle Location: Pennsylvania How are you staying cool? Lots of icy cold fruit drinks keep us cool on summer days. Sparkling strawberry lemonade recipe below! Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 4-6 lemons, enough to equal 1 cup of lemon juice 1-1 1/2 c. simple syrup (recipe follows) 16 oz. container of strawberries, cleaned and hulled 1 quart sparkling water Mint to garnish (I just used small strawberries for garnish.) Juice the lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. Blend the strawberries and 1/2 c. of the simple syrup in a blender or with an immersion blender, until smooth. Strain to remove the seeds. Pour lemon juice, strawberry puree, 1/2 c. simple syrup, and sparkling water into a pitcher. Add more simple syrup if needed to achieve the sweetness you like. Add ice and chill. Recipe: Simple Syrup (I only used 1 c. of simple syrup for my pitcher of lemonade. If you want it more sweet than tart, use 3/4 c. sugar to 3/4 c. water and add it all.) 1 part sugar to 1 part water Combine sugar and warm water. Stir to dissolve sugar. (This can also be done on the stovetop, but I found this was faster and easier.) • Visit Michelle's blog: One Ordinary Day Thank you Michelle
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