make your own: strawberry lemonade.

May 30, 2017

strawberry lemonade | reading my tea leavesHere’s a simple thing to do with the last bedraggled strawberries you might have. And isn’t it funny there are always a few that get left behind? Well, when small fingers pick around berries that are a bit bruised or a bit smushed or otherwise worse for wear in favor of the berries that are firm and ripe and jewel-like, strawberry lemonade is a solution.strawberry lemonade | reading my tea leaves
It’s as simple as adding a few strawberries to the blender while you’re whirring it for a refreshing treat. The result is pink and frothy and far more deserving of your time than anything stirred together from powdered mix.strawberry lemonade | reading my tea leaves

I made a double batch of blender lemonade this weekend at my mom and dad’s house. In addition to the strawberries, I added the juice of one more lemon, preferring an extra lemony-punch but not wanting to add too much more in the way of pith or pulp. Served over ice and with a sprig of mint, it was just right. If you wanted to mix it with a bit of sparkly white wine or seltzer, you wouldn’t be wrong. My only other advice for serving is to keep a spoon nearby so that an occasional swirl keeps it well mixed and not too much separated into its parts.strawberry lemonade | reading my tea leaves

Blender Lemonade: Strawberry Edition 
Adapted from this blender lemonade recipe.

What you need:
2 whole lemons, scrubbed within an inch of its life; plus juice from 1 more
6-8 ripe strawberries
4 cups of very cold water
8 ice cubes
6 tablespoons sugar

What you need to do:
+ Quarter your lemon. Remove the seeds and the thickest part of the pith from each lemon slice.

+ Add to the blender with several ice cubes, cold water, sugar, and juice of an additional lemon. (Honey or agave would work, too.)

+ Blend for a full minute until the mixture is frothy.

+ Pour over ice to serve.

+ The lemonade will be cloudy bright pink in color and very delicious. Serve immediately.strawberry lemonade | reading my tea leaves

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  • Reply Priscilla May 30, 2017 at 10:14 am

    The lemonade looks SO refreshing! (That table is pretty cool, too!) You’ve found the perfect solution for the “ugly” strawberries that we really shouldn’t let go to waste.

  • Reply Libby May 30, 2017 at 11:26 am

    This sounds super fun and super easy. And I have everything to make it right now! This will be a fun afternoon treat.

  • Reply Lindsey heringer May 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I loved your blender lemonade recipe so I of course can’t wait to try this.

  • Reply Katja May 31, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Perfect! I am totally making this next time I get a bowl of strawberries from my friend. Looks great and refreshing!

  • Reply Baltina May 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I’m even more excited for the strawberries in our yard to ripen so we can enjoy this beautiful looking lemonade. I love your recipe for blender lemonade from last year ( or later?!) Thanks for sharing and your photos really are just so beautiful.

  • Reply todaysouhaila June 1, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    this recipe sounds great for these hot days,and the ingredients are so refreshing,I’m going to try it for sure

  • Reply Emma June 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Literally bought a blender after reading this. Technically I’d been on the hunt for a while, but this recipe really put me into an “it’s now or never” state of mind.

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