I love summer-schools out, beach days, summer drinks! One of my favorite summer drinks has always been frozen lemonade. When good old Mcds brought out frozen strawberry lemonade a couple years back we were obsessed! It was SO good. So when it disappeared from our lives we needed to figure out could it be recreated….
aaaand it can!
I really think the key to this strawberry lemonade is the strawberry simple syrup. It tastes so fresh and it’s super easy to make!
strawberry simple syrup
-one pound of strawberries
-two cups of water
-one cup of sugar
-small mesh strainer
(in the future I’m going to double this recipe to make more syrup, it was that good!)
-rinse strawberries & slice them into fourths
-place the strawberries into a saucepan and cover with the water
-bring to a boil
-reduce to a medium simmer & cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until strawberries have lost their color (the water should now be a dark pink)
-remove the pan from heat and strain the strawberry liquid through the strainer
-once the berries are strained, toss them, and add a cup of sugar to the strawberry liquid
-bring the liquid back to a boil and stir the sugar until it dissolves completely
-turn down the heat and let the liquid simmer for about 5-10 minutes
-cool completely and store any extra covered in the fridge
-lemonade (We used Publix brand old fashioned lemonade, but you could definitely squeeze your own or use another brand)
-blend together ice and lemonade
-the more ice you use, the thicker the consistency of the lemonade, but the less tart the lemonade becomes so it’s all personal preference
-pour the strawberry simple syrup in the bottom of the glass
-layer the frozen lemonade on top
-drink it up !!
You could definitely blend the simple syrup into the lemonade if you wanted, but I love the layered look. And i feel like you truly get the fresh strawberry taste!
You could also make this into a cocktail by blending some vodka into the frozen lemonade mixture! It would be soooo good and refreshing.
Let us know if you make this frozen strawberry lemonade & how you like it!