Strawberry Lemonade…. My Sandwich Companion

My grandfather is a sandwich lover.  He always eats a sandwich on days where the temperature tips the thermometer anywhere over 83 degrees.  I have so many childhood memories of my grandfather’s crumbs left on an empty plate… evidence a  sandwich was there.  By nature I am my grandfather’s granddaughter and enjoy a sandwich every chance I get.

I am also a strawberry lemonade devotee.  I crave the type you can buy at the country fair or at some farmer’s markets.  Lucky for me I have a big lemon tree in my back yard and take full advantage of it on a warm day.  I make a big pitcher of strawberry lemonade and a mouthwatering sandwich to go with it, then for the rest of the afternoon I’ve got it made in the shade!

Ingredients for strawberry lemonade:

1 1/3 – cups sugar

2 – cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

16 – ounces fresh strawberries (stems removed)

10 – cups water

In a sauce pan over medium heat add sugar and 1 cup of water.  Stir till sugar dissolves completely…. making a simple syrup. Remove from heat and set to the side.

Then pour lemon juice in pitcher.  Set to the side.

                    

In a bowl add strawberries and smash with a masher…. or muddle to break up.  Then add to the lemon juice pitcher.

  

  

Next pour in simple syrup, and 9 cups of water.

Mix well and you got STRAWBERRY LEMONADE! Chill overnight in the fridge or serve on the rocks!

 

All photos by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley
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20 Responses to Strawberry Lemonade…. My Sandwich Companion

  1. Love this recipe definitely need to try!

  2. RubyDW says:

    omg that looks so good we are big strawberry lemonade fans gotta try this!

  3. The lemonade looks delicious!!!

  4. That strawberry lemonade looks so refreshing! And the sandwich looks yummy. Great photos too :)

  5. Bren says:

    Made before and sooo good. Perfect for super hot days. I spike mine! :)

  6. This looks and sound so refreshing! Perfect timing for the summer.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sujeiry says:

    This looks great for a warm summer day! Especially in humid NYC.

  8. So You Think You Can Mom? says:

    Not only does the lemonade look amazing…but I want a bite of that mouth watering sandwich in the background!!! Mmmmm

  9. peruvianfood says:

    I´ve had my lemonade with pitahaya and with chia seeds, but never with strawberries. I´m sure it´s delicious, and the color is perfect! Thanks for this idea. I will make it as soon as the weather is warmer around DC. Thanks, Nicole.

  10. I’ve just gone into a diabetic coma.

  11. Ericka says:

    My favorite drink! Please make this for me, amiga! It looks amazing! My mouth just watered!

  12. I’m so making this!!! I love this drink!

  13. I was looking for this recipe yesterday! I always buy pink lemonade at Trader Joe’s but I want to make my own.

  14. This is exactly what lemonade should be! Real, fruity, lemony, refreshing – looks amazing.

  15. Sharlene says:

    Pinned it for a warm summer day!

  16. Jenn Willey says:

    Yum! Pinned to make soon!

  17. Silvia says:

    Looks so refreshing and lovely, thanks!!

  18. Aracely says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks delish! Can’t wait to try it out for a little gathering I’m having with the familia!

  19. Caryn B says:

    Oh my YUM! Looks super easy too! Pinning!

  20. looks delicious! See you at Campblogaway tomorrow :)

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