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Strawberry Minted Lemonade!

06/16/2010

So refreshingly yummy, just had to pass it on!

via Num Num Chronicles

Strawberry Puree

1 pint of fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons cold water

Place all items in a blender or food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Strain through a fine sieve and discard the seeds.  Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Mint Simple Syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup wawter

1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Add the mint leaves and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, cover and let stand at room temperature for 8-12 hours.  Strain into glass jar, cover and refrigerate until needed.

Lemonade

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6-7 lemons)

1/2 cup mint simple syrup

4 1/2 cups of cold water (seltzer if you want it sparkling!)

Strawberry puree

Make strawberry sauce and mint simple syrup.  In a pitcher, mix fresh lemon juice, water, simple syrup.  Stir until combined.  Add the strawberry puree and stir to combine.  You can chop up some mint leaves for extra minuteness.  Pour over ice in a glass and garnish with strawberries and mint!


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