2 C. -Water
2 Qt. -Water
4 C. -Fresh Lemon Juice (about 20 large lemons quartered) (and YES the WHOLE lemon, rind, seeds too)
3 C. -Sugar
1 Qt. - Sliced Strawberries
1/4 C. - Sugar
You can make this a great alcoholic drink by adding a shot glass of whipped vodka or plain vodka to each 16 oz. glass.
In a food processor add half of the lemons and 1.5 cups of sugar, process this mixture to a pulp. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and turn out the lemon mixture into the strainer to drain. You will need to stir the pulp and press on it a little to help it along. While first batch is straining process the rest of the lemons and 1.5 cups of sugar. When the first batch is done straining toss the pulp and strain the remaining batch. When finished with the food processor wash and dry it then place the berries and 1/4 cup of sugar in and pulse until chunky, pour into a bowl and refrigerate. Once the juice has finished straining pour it into a large pitcher and set aside. In a sauce pan place 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar, bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar has melted. Let cool for about 10 minutes then pour into the pitcher with the lemon juice, add cold water up to the 1 gallon mark and stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place a few pieces of ice into a glass then fill most of the way with lemonade and top off with the strawberry puree. At this point you could add the vodka or your favorite alcohol, stir and enjoy the hot summer evening under the stars.
Makes Roughly 1 Gallon of Wonderful Lemonade…