recipe

Want a lemonade stand that will really attract attention? Serve up a fancy flavor, like Strawberry Lemonade.

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes
yield
  • Serves 6
  • (Makes about 5 cups)

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Prepare Ingredients

7
lemons
½ cup plus 1 cup
sliced strawberries, measured separately
¾ cup
sugar
3½ cups
cold water
Ice

Gather Cooking Equipment

Cutting board
Chef’s knife
Pitcher
Large bowl
Potato masher
Citrus juicer
Liquid measuring cup
Rubber spatula
Fine-­mesh strainer
Tall glasses
1
 
1
lemon
½ cup plus 1 cup
sliced strawberries, measured separately
¾ cup
sugar

Cut 1 lemon in half lengthwise through both ends. Lay lemon halves, flat side down, on cutting board, then cut each half crosswise into thin semicircles; discard ends. Put half of lemon slices and ½ cup sliced strawberries in large pitcher and set aside. Put remaining lemon slices in large bowl and add sugar and remaining 1 cup sliced strawberries.

Cutting the lemon in half before you slice it creates a flat, stable base.

 
2
 

Use potato masher to mash sugar, lemon slices, and sliced strawberries together until sugar is completely wet, about 1 minute. Set aside.

 
3
 
6
lemons

Cut remaining 6 lemons in half crosswise. Use citrus juicer to squeeze juice into liquid measuring cup. You should have a little over 1 cup. (Save any extra juice for another use.)

 
4
 
3½ cups
cold water

Pour lemon juice and water into bowl with lemon slices, sliced strawberries, and sugar. Use rubber spatula to stir mixture until sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute.

 
5
 

Set fine-­mesh strainer over pitcher. Carefully pour mixture through strainer. Use rubber spatula to press on lemons and strawberries to get out as much juice as possible. Discard lemon slices and strawberries in strainer.

 
6
 
Ice

To serve, place ice in tall glasses and pour lemonade over ice. (Lemonade can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.)