This strawberry mint lemonade recipe is a super easy and delicious way to enjoy three of my favorite ingredients.
- 7 cups Water, divided
- 2 cups Granulated sugar
- 20 whole Frozen strawberries
- 2-½ cups Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 8 sheets Fresh mint
In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water and the sugar. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves completely, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the simple syrup to cool.
Heat frozen strawberries in the microwave until thawed, about 30 to 45 seconds. Once thawed, mash the strawberries (mush) until they are all pureed and you have made a thick strawberry paste, about 2/3 to 1 cup in volume. If you like large chunks of fruit, don’t mash the strawberries so much.
In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, strawberries and remaining 5 cups of water. Stir to combine. Add about half of the simple syrup to the mixture and stir to combine. Continue adding the simple syrup, ¼ cup at a time, until the lemonade reaches your desired level of sweetness. I tend to use most of my simple syrup, but it really depends on lemons and strawberries.
Add the fresh mint leaves and stir again. If possible, place the lemonade mixture in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. If you can wait this time, you will be rewarded. Otherwise, it will still be super tasty, just not as minty.
Serve cold. If you don’t finish the lemonade and want to save it for the next day, I recommend removing the mint leaves, as they will wilt after a while.