Saturday, June 23, 2007

Summertime Pink Lemonade

Yippee! It's officially summer for two days now, and the temperature is rising over here. Time for homemade bbq sauce, variety of popsicles and jellos for the kiddos, and tons of lemonade and limeade for moi. Maybe a couple of pina coladas and margaritas too. Saw this recipe with only 4 ingredients in a past issue of Fine Cooking, and I have been saving it for a hot day like today (forcasting 99F). Thank God for air-conditioning and afternoon rain storms when they come!
1 cup chopped strawberries

1 1/2 c organic cane sugar

Peel of 2 lemons (in strips and no white part)

2 c lemon juice

Place strawberries and 2 c water in a saucepan with the sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 mins. Remove from heat source, add lemon peel, cover and leave to cool. The strawberries will continue to soften and release color as it cools.

Strain syrup and using the back of spoon, press strawberries to release more juices. Discard solids. Add lemon juice, 2 c water and chill. Serve within 2 days.

Note: This only makes about 7 cups. :( But the good news is that you can always double the recipe! :)


ioyces said...

looks really refreshing!! yum!!
just just thinking...for the solids...would it be a feasible idea to blend it together (sans the lemon peel) into the drink to increase fibre and a perhps richer texture?

Anonymous said...

looks refreshingly yummy

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That sounds great. I sieved it because my kiddos don't like 'texture' in their drinks, but I like your idea for extra fibre! :)

Thanks Cooking Ninja!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I was lucky enough to enjoy a glass of this Pink Lemonade at V's house. And it was really tasty and refreshing, thanks V! :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Glad you liked it, GF!

WokandSpoon said...

That looks nice and healthy! I love the colour!