Happy start of summer!

To celebrate, let’s make a super refreshing beverage. Exclamation points!!

All you gotta do is mash up some fruit and herbs… 

…and pour it in a pretty glass. Or directly into your mouth.

Summer in a cup!

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Yield: makes about 4 cups

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions:

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat to make a simple syrup. Whisk for a minute or two until sugar dissolves, then once mixture combines to a boil, turn off heat and set in the fridge to cool for about 10 minutes.

Add strawberries and mint to a blender, pureeing until liquified. Add in lemon juice and simple syrup, pureeing until combined. At this point you can choose to keep the mixture thick with the fruit puree, strain half of it to lighten it a bit or strain all of it to remove the strawberry pulp. It's up to you! Pour mixture into a pitchen and stick in the fridge for 20 minutes until cold. Serve over ice.

Hint: you can make this very adult friendly with a splash of vodka.

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71 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade.”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 27, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Summer in a cup! Love that! Hope your summer is off to a great start.

    And love the collages and pour shot in this post!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — May 27, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Ya for summer… I can’t wait to try out all these drinks on the patio

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — May 27, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    This looks so refreshing!!! I wish we had today off as well (our long weekend was last week, sadly.) I hope you’re enjoying plenty of this recipe today! :)

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    Bridget salvia — May 27, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I read that last sentence as, “you can make this very adult with a friendly splash of vodka”

    (Looks delicious!!!)

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    Tieghan — May 27, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    So pretty. Oh my gosh you photos are awesome! Love this drink! Happy start to summer!

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — May 27, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    So refreshing! Love it!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 27, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I love strawberry lemonade! Yours looks amazing! Perfect for today and the whole rest of the summer!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 27, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    This is so bright and pretty! Happy summer to you too!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 27, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Ohhh, how incredible this looks now but how irresistible it will look later on during this 90-degree day! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — May 27, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    This is AMAZING. So easy and great for summer. I host a big girls might at my house every other month and need to make a big batch of this. Adult friendly version of course!

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    Heather — May 27, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I’ll take mine with the vodka and a side of hammock-swinging!

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    Rayna — May 27, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    This is too easy! Perfect to enjoy for a Memorial Day brunch today!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — May 27, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Looks so refreshing! I need to make more fun drinks this summer :)

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    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — May 27, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Summer in a cup indeed! Can’t wait to try this – with vodka.

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    Ashley — May 27, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    So prettty!!! Love the addition of mint!

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    Anne Weber-Falk — May 27, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Fabulous and right up my alley. Now, please tell me about those ice cubes. So perfectly square and solid. Those will keep the drinks cold for a while. Where did you find them?

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    Laura — May 27, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Summer in a cup, for real! This looks so delicious.

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    Luv What You Do — May 27, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    I just got a mint plant and have no idea what I was going to do with it!

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    Molly @ Baklette — May 27, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I think I might just drink the entire pitcher myself! This is a beautiful drink!
    Watch out mint plant you are going to be bare by the end of today!

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    Connie — May 27, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    I always love your recipes and this one looks great… I just wish that with your readership you might want to remind them that today isn’t just the unofficial start to summer. It’s also about remembering our fallen.

    As the wife of one of them I am glad that it can both and I always love looking forward to your yummy recipes, just don’t forget them in all of it.
    :-)

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    Christina — May 27, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Summer? Where! It feels like November over here :(

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — May 27, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    What a wonderful, refreshing looking drink! It’s raining here in what’s supposed to be sunny CA, so hopefully later in the week it will feel like summer!

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    Julia of fight off your demons — May 27, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    This looks really great, I love strawberries and mint together! Yum!

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    Rachel — May 27, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    I am going to go and buy some mint, and as soon as I have finished off the pitcher of Thyme Lemonade in my fridge, this is so happening!

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    Lauren — May 27, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Looks incredible! I can’t wait to try this…the adult version of course!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 27, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Because I’m a teacher and don’t get out of school until June 26, booooooooo! I feel like summer doesn’t begin until then I get robbed the month of June. What a lovely drink to start off the summer!

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    kate — May 27, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    wow, it looks just beautiful!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 27, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Summer in a cup is right, girl! It’s rainy and cloudy here in Indy and I have everything on hand to make it…even the mint leaves from my herb plants. Just what I need to make the clouds part! Vodka or rum…either way, a perfect refreshing adult bev! Thanks for sharing! xo

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    Elizabeth — May 27, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    This recipe looks so delicious, and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Carly — May 27, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    This sounds brilliant. Approximately how many lemons did it take to yield up a cup and a half of juice?

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 27, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    This is indeed refreshing! You hit this one on the head!

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    dervla @ The Curator — May 27, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Hmmm my drinks are always adult friendly … especially on the weekend. Oh, and the weeknights. ok, so all the time really.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — May 28, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    I am jumping for joy that it is summer!

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    Lisa — May 28, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    Perfect for summer!

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    Amy — May 28, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Our summer hasn’t officially begun, but I think I may try a some (or a gallon) of this and pretend that it has. ;)

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    Anyuta — May 28, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Oh my God, Jessica! It was soooooo good!!!! Precisely I had some strawberries going bed and didn´t want to make just ordinary milkshake. And then I saw your post and run to prepare it. The lemon´s acidity boost the flavor of this drink. Thank you! You are the best.

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    Liam @ Is Butter a Carb? — May 28, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Perfect for a lovely summer’s day! Unfortunately our summer is non-existant here in Scotland :( Luckily I go on holiday to Greece in two weeks. Yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah!

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — May 28, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Gorgeous! Love this lemonade! So refreshing & delicious! P.s. I always add the voka!!

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    Ilane @cultiv8health — May 28, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! And this looks so refreshing.

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    PapaLos - The Man, The Chef, The Dad — May 28, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Summer in a cup, indeed! Looks and sounds amazingly refreshing! Can’t wait to get an herb garden going so I could make things like this on a whim.

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    Gina — May 28, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Sounds very refreshing. I’ll be sure to give this a try at our next pool party :)

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 28, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Looks so refreshing and I love that it has mint in it too!

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    Barb | Creative Culinary — May 28, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Good thing you mention a splash of vodka or I would have had to! Or white rum. Sounds perfect with or without.

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    Courtney @ BakeMeBetter — May 28, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    Love that first photo with the juice running down the side of the pitcher. At first glance while I was waiting for the page to load I thought i was looking at a bloody mary. Too bad, but I’ll definitely take the lemonade. :)

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    Maren — May 28, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    I was going to ask if I could add vodka. And seriously stop with the amazing pictures! Pure talent my friend. Just incredible.

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    Colette @ JFF! — May 28, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Great summertime drink!

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    Dalila G. — May 28, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    What a great way to use all of the strawberries we have.
    I really need to quit buying in bulk, but you can NEVER have too many strawberries!! This drink will be another recipe going into my keeper file.
    Plus it’s ‘adult’ friendly for Friday & Saturday nights! Mwahahaha!!!

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    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — May 28, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Looks totally refreshing! I love the little pieces of mint!

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — May 29, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Nothing beats freshly squeezed lemonade!

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    Carima — May 29, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    This looks soooo tasty. I will definitely be trying the adult friendly version this weekend. Fingers crossed the sun shines :-)

    xx

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