Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WFMW: Strawberry-Infused Lemonade

It's Wednesday again, and you know what that means... Works for me Wednesday, hosted by Shannon over at Rocks in my Dryer! Make sure you take a few moments to check out all the excellent tips that are being shared over there!!

Now ... what works for me on a hot, humid evening? A tall, cool glass of homemade Strawberry-Infused Lemonade. My husband, the wonderful man that he is, developed this very special recipe, and we love it at Casa Sunshine... so props to the King Bee! And as always, please be sure to give him credit when regaling the wonders of this special strawberry refresher!

The lemonade is a really pretty corally-color, and has a wonderful flavor to it. The recipe is best made early enough that you can chill it. Here's what you do:

In a small saucepan, make a syrup by bringing to a boil the following: 2-1/2 cups of water, 5 washed and hulled strawberries (I slice them up), and 1-1/2 cups (or 1-3/4 cups, depending on how sweet you like your lemonade) sugar; Soft-boil for 3 minutes.

In the mean time, juice 5 lemons (1 cup), and 1 lime. Strain all seeds out, and pour into a pitcher.

Add the syrup, and 3 additional cups of water. Stir well. At this point, you can choose to either leave the strawberries in or remove them. Taste (remember that it will be hot) to make sure it's sufficiently sweet (if not, add more sugar), or if it's overly sweet (if so, add more water or lemon juice).

If you're too anxious to wait, pour over a lot of ice. If you can stand the wait, chill for several hours before serving. It is even better the next day

Enjoy!

11 comments:

Heather Smith said...

That sounds delicious! I'll have to try it!

Stacey said...

Oh YUMMY I can't wait to tell you how it is!! I'll try this today!!

The heat index in Ga. today is like 105 so this will be perfect.

ValleyGirl said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful!! In the heat and humidity around here, that would go down mighty nice!! Thanks for sharing.

Peach said...

Yum!! This sounds delicious and far tastier than KoolAid's version of this refresher, hee hee!

I need to go get strawberries, but I'll be havin' this soon.

Mama Pajama said...

Yum! I love this idea!

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Mmmm....this sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing; I'll have to try it soon!

Deanne said...

This sounds SO yummy!!! I plan to try this as a surprise for hubbyman. He loves homemade lemonade, so this will give it a fun twist. Thanks for sharing!

WesternWarmth said...

Wow, that sounds great, and it's beautiful!

aggiejenn said...

Sounds so good! And looks good, too.

Family O'Foxes said...

sounds yummy!

Tammy and Parker said...

Oh. Wow. I am so going to try this out. Thanks for sharing.