Strawberry Lemonade


A favorite among kids and adults, there's nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon than a glass of strawberry lemonade. Try the make-ahead recipe directions to prepare for potlucks and barbecues.

Strawberry Lemonade
Photo: Helen Norman
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 4 cup water

  • 2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 cup lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)


  1. In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of the sugar and 1 cup of the water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.

  2. In a blender combine remaining 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, and the strawberries; process until smooth. Transfer to a 2-quart pitcher; add cooled syrup, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Fill pitcher with crushed ice. Makes 8, 8-oz. servings.


Prepare lemonade but do not add ice. Cover and chill up to 8 hours. Add ice and serve.

Add Vodka

Add 2 cups vodka to the pitcher or 1/4 cup vodka to each serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
43g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 40g
Vitamin C 35.4mg 177%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 96mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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