{Recipe} Strawberry lemonade & On A Stick Giveaway winner!

by Kiran on August 12, 2011 · 20 comments

in Beverages, Juice

In hopes of savoring what is left of summer’s produce, I went ahead and stocked our supply on strawberries. Yeah, I’m that kind of person who makes a dash in the produce aisle of BJs in desperate attempt to savor what is left of summer succulents. Well, nothing beats Florida strawberries. Heck, since we are naming some Floridian natives, might as well throw in the oranges and key limes.

Ssshhh.. Do not inform this to anyone. As a Floridian resident & a food blogger, I am yet to try key limes. Not even the pie! Gosh!

Don’t get me started on what I am yet to sample. There’s many out there but I am afraid summer is thinning out and fall is upon us. So I’m making do with options on hand. Let’s start with a cool glass of icy cold strawberry lemonade.

Growing up, we never afforded strawberries. It’s pretty much imported and well, the shelf life was questionable. Nope, I think it boils down to affordability. I’m sure about that ;)

Anyhow, there this hill station in Malaysia named Cameron Highlands which is famed for not only beautiful scenery, cool temperatures, rose or flower gardens but also strawberry farming. I had the pleasure of tasting some. But they weren’t as sweet as what we’ve tasted here. Sorry guys, just keeping it real over here.

You don’t want to serve this drink on a date night with seeds all over the teeth, would you? Pureeing strawberries to get a smooth concoction and straining is essential.  A little bit of elbow grease but so worth it with a small mesh over a bowl that results in a luscious & thick strawberry concoction.

If only I had a juicer (ice cream maker, kitchen aid stand mixer, etc). Come to think of it, not everything in life has to be convenient. My mom didn’t own any fancy gadgets, and yet she could bake an amazing cake, make delicious sorbet/sherbet, serve mouth-watering pastries. Sometimes, we are just too pampered.

Whether you own a fancy gadget or otherwise, nothing is as simple as a lemonade. Make it top-notch by adding strawberries.

It will forever change your life, I tell you.

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Ingredients:

  • 10 – 12 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar or agave sweetener
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup icy cold water
  • garnish – a few lemon slices and strawberries

Directions:

  1. In a small blender, puree strawberries, agave/sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice till smooth.
  2. Using a small sieve, strain the concoction to remove any seeds or residue.
  3. In a tall glass, add smooth strawberry concoction, ice cubes and icy cold water. Mix and serve in fancy glasses with some garnish.

 

Which summer beverage would you miss the most?

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barkha Dhar August 12, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Wow! looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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2 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Barkha,
Thanks honey! One of the best thirst quencher’s in summer :)

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3 kankana August 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

during peak summer , the only two drinks that can cool you down is plain ice water and lemonade. This is a great twist on the plain lemonade.

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4 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Kankana,
Thanks honey! I get bored with the usual lemonade. Strawberry adds a hint of sweetness and texture to the overall taste.

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5 Saru Singhal August 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Your photo tempted me to come here, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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6 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Saru,
I am glad you enjoyed the temptation. Try this recipe and let me know how it tastes :)

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7 Ellie | Gourmand Recipes August 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Love fruity lemonade drink! So refreshing.

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8 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Ellie,
It’s my “pick me up” summer drink. Well, it should be everyone’s if you ask me :D

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9 Simply Life August 14, 2011 at 8:07 AM

wow, having all those fresh strawberries is a guarantee this is amazing!

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10 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Simply Life,
It’s a twist to regular ol’ lemonade. Give it a try before summer ends, and let me know how it tastes :)

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11 Reem August 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Wow wonderfully refreshing!!! yummm…

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12 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Reem,
Thank you :)

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13 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy August 16, 2011 at 12:58 AM

This looks like a tantalizing version to deck up simple lemonade!Very refreshing & perfect for summers!
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14 Kiran August 18, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Tanvi,
Thanks honey. I was bored with regular lemonade and had to use up a boat-load of strawberries. This was a nice change :)

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15 Vandya September 6, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Drool worthy lemonade. Now that summers are approaching, i’m going to serve this to my guests.
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16 Kiran September 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Vandya,
I am so glad you love this recipe so much to serve it up for your guests. Do let me know how it tastes :)

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17 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings May 10, 2013 at 8:52 AM

I’ve always wanted to go to the Cameron Highlands – oh,the mystery and exotic scenery! Of course, I would also love to have this strawberry lemonade drink in my hand :)
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