It’s July 5, and Seattleites like myself know what that means: summer is finally here! Sure enough, the sun showed its ever-so-scarce face yesterday and, according to the forecast, might just stick around for awhile. Woo hoo!

So I thought I’d bid adieu to “June-uary” and usher in the official Seattle summer with a glass of the ideal easy summer sipper: strawberry lemonade.

But not just any strawberry lemonade. This is strawberry lemonade by the glass. Because, frankly, I don’t know about you, but when it comes to strawberry lemonade, I have no self control. The combination of fresh, tart lemon and sweet strawberries is pure kismet, but the calories from one heavenly glass are all I need at any one time.

So, like fresh-squeezed lemonade by the glass, I make this one glass at a time. Many strawberry lemonade recipes call for pureeing the strawberries and while that results in a wonderful glass of lemonade and I’d do that myself if I was serving a crowd, I prefer to do this one quick and dirty with simply a fork and a glass. Plus, I kind of like the chunky, rustic thing going on when I make it this way.

Happy summer!

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade by the Glass

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Refreshing, rosy homemade strawberry lemonade made with fresh-picked strawberries and juicy lemons ... one sweet glass at a time.
Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 2 - 3 medium strawberries (hulled and quartered (about 1/4 cup))
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Ice

Instructions

  • In a 16-ounce or larger glass, place the strawberries and the sugar. Mash the berries against the side of the glass with a fork until they're smashed and juicy.
  • Stir in the hot water until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and the cold water.
  • Fill to the top with ice and serve.
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