Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Are you ready for a sweet taste of summer?

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!

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Mari said...

It looks delicious! However - you know who doesn't like strawberries at my house!

Jennifer said...

That looks so good!

Bonnie said...

i sure am ready for a sweet taste of summer ! too bad it's winter here ! ha ha. this looks delish !!

Anonymous said...

I copied this recipe last night then forgot to comment. I think this drink would be a delight.


Nancy said...

Ooooh, that sounds so good, I will try it!! thanks

Cherdecor said...

I lost everyone's URL so I am searching for all my blogger friends. Thanks for commenting so I could find you. Have a beautiful week!