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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    Chelle — May 29, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Yum!
    I just used up the last of a strawberry mint herbal tea blend.
    Will have to try this!

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    Mandy@WaitingOnMartha — May 29, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    This sounds so yummy! Would be such a great drink for a summer party or would be fun just to mix up for a weekday treat!

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    nessa — May 29, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    This looks superb for summer! Way to go Jessica!

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    Hein — May 30, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Looks delicious!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 30, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Wow, this looks so amazingly refreshing! I can’t wait to make this :)

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    Sarah — May 31, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I made this last night for myself and my fiancé. I mixed it with 50% Pink Champagne. It was FABULOUS! Also really good mixed with Perrier or San Pellegrino

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    Jean — June 1, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Perfect drink for the summer. Can you tell me where you bought those glasses? Love it.

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    Ashild — June 10, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    I will definitely save this for summer!!

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    Rachael — June 11, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Used raspberries and fresh fresh peppermint… absolutely to die for!

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    blanca indig — January 9, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    will this be ok if i make it the day before?

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