Sunday, May 8, 2011

Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade

strawberry lemonade, originally uploaded by Bumble Lush.
Soggy, brown, and bruised. Doesn't that sound appetizing when you're talking about fruit?? Almost all of the strawberries I bought from the store Friday were mushy, bruised, and bad by Saturday. The pint of strawberries I bought at the farmers' market yesterday still looks great. Yes, I know strawberries that are grown in CA and transported across the country out of season are not going to stay fresh. I have foolishly wasted my money on berries that go bad two days later for the last time. Now that strawberry season is approaching here in northern VA, I plan to buy lots of fresh-picked berries to freeze for use throughout the year.

Meanwhile, I whipped this drink up with what I salvaged from the bruised batch. It made enough for two pint glasses for me and the hubby, but I will play with the recipe to see what will get to a whole pitcher.

1/4 cup strawberries (8 whole strawberries)
1 whole lemon
2 heaping tablespoons of agave nectar
water/seltzer/sparkling wine to taste

Puree the strawberries and pour into a pitcher. Add the fresh squeezed lemon juice, agave nectar, and water. Serve.

Makes 2 pint glasses.

I'll be better prepared next time I make this and maybe add some mint and possibly some champagne, prosecco, etc. as an alternative to mimosas for brunch. Also, I think I will have a cheesecloth handy to strain the strawberry seeds because they all collected at the bottom of the glass and came rushing to nail me in the face as I took my last sip. Was very tasty though. :)


  1. Mmmmm...this looks delicious and a great idea to use up your berries with!

  2. Thanks! I guess necessity and frustration helped too :)


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