Friday, June 6, 2014

Thinking of Drinking: Strawberry Lemonade

Enjoy the heat by making a Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail.

1 cup sugar
1 cup of water 
1 pint fresh strawberries 
1 cup fresh lemon juice 
4-6 cups cold water (this will vary depending on your taste)
1 cup vodka (I like Broken Shed)

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

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

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

Add 4-6 cups of cold water. Taste for the right balance.

Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon slices.

*For a lighter version, add the strawberry puree and vodka to Crystal Light.

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