The summer is almost over :(
My boy is headed back to school on Tuesday so for me tomorrow is the last day of summer even though I know that summer is not actually over for a few weeks.
I really love the fall but it is hard to deal with the end of a relaxing three month vacation from getting up early and all that sun and fun.
In honor of the end of summer, I decided to post this very summery drink recipe. I found in in Woman's Day Magazine. The picture was so pretty and it looked so refreshing. I am a huge fan of lemonade but I usually don't order lemonade or tea with other fruits mixed in. This lemonade is an exception. It is very tasty. I will make it again and perhaps add a bit of vodka for some kick?
Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
3 cups water
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups lemon juice (about 8 to 10 lemons)
1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
1 liter seltzer or sparkling water
Garnish: lemon slices and mint (optional)
1. In a 2-quart saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely.
2. Place strawberries in blender with 1/2 cup lemonade mixture. Blend until pureed. Strain puree through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Add puree to remaining lemonade mixture, stir well to combine. Refrigerate until serving.
3. To serve: Stir in seltzer. Pour over ice. Garnish with lemon and mint, if using.
The Creative Cook