Strawberry Lemonade anyone?

There are a ton of recipes out there for lemonade but so many
of them have added sugar which made my teeth ache.

I have the biggest sweet tooth but strawberries are already sweet so adding a cup of sugar into lemonade didn’t sit right.
so we are using honey instead.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

1-2tbsp honey
1 cup of water
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh lemon juice
(this equaled close to 8 of my lemons)
4-6 cups cold water (this will vary depending on your taste)

1. Make a simple syrup by combining the honey with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and heat until the honey in completely dissolved; swirl the pan occasionally. Let cool.

2. Once the simple syrup has cooled, puree strawberries in a blender with ½ cup water.

3. In a large pitcher, combine strawberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice. stir to combine.

4. Add 4-6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your taste, so add as little or as much as you want to achieve your perfect sweet/tart balance.

5. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon slices.

blueberry lemonade

1-2tbsp honey
1 cup lemon juice
4″ strip of lemon zest (just the yellow part)
6 ounces blueberries (use your favorite berry)
4 cups still or sparkling water

Put the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and blueberries in a blender or food processor. Blitz until the mixture is smooth.
If you want your lemonade to be pulp-free, strain the mixture through a tea strainer, otherwise pour the mixture into a 2-quart pitcher.
Add the water, and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice and serve.
Yield: 4 servings

I might even bake some Strawberry lemonade cupcakes for later on this afternoon

The hardest part is figuring out which recipe to try first!

– Sweet Momma on the run


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