This weekend the weather was beautiful. We were sitting out on the patio enjoying the sun and longing for a cold drink. We didn’t really have anything that fit the bill so I made due with what I had.
I took a couple of handfuls of strawberries out of the freezer and put them in a pitcher with a few squirts of lemonade. Next I filled a pot with water and added about a quarter of a cup of sugar. I heated it on the stove until the sugar was dissolved. I added this to the pitcher. I took a potato masher and mashed up the strawberries as best as I could then filled it up with water. You can either let it sit for a while, then strain it or just strain it as you pour each glass.
If you don’t have frozen strawberries, fresh would work, you would just have to cook them a little to help draw out the juice.
And of course, fresh lemons would be preferably to bottled lemon juice, but as I said I was making due.
This is the perfect drink for sipping while enjoying the sun!