Mark is working on the deck today so I wanted to make him a special treat.
I saw this recipe and it looked delicious so I tried it today. It's delicious- you HAVE to try this one. I would double the recipe for a family.
3 1/2 c. water
1 3/4 c. sugar
strips of zest from 2 lemons
1 pint (16 oz) strawberries- hulled
1 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice- about 9 lemons
Ice cubes for serving
Put 1 1/2 c. of the water and 1 1/2 c. of the sugar in a saucepan with the strips of zest. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let syrup steep for 10 minutes.
Puree the hulled berries and remaining 1/4 c. sugar in a blender or food processor. Put into a large pitcher and stir in the syrup (without the zest), lemon juice and water to taste- up to 2 more cups. Chill well. Stir before serving. Pour over lots of ice and enjoy!