This sweet and sour strawberry pink lemonade is a delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy this summer. Made with fresh strawberries and lemons, it's easy to make and comes together pretty quickly too.
I've always loved the way strawberries and lemons pair well together. They're a sweet and sour combo of tangy freshness and go great together in drinks, food, desserts, and more.
This strawberry lemonade is easy to make, which is a huge plus for why I love it. But I also love that it uses fresh berries and lemons because the pink lemonade I can buy in powdered form at the store never tastes like the drink I have in mind.
This drink though, hits every note perfectly. With not a lot of added sugar, the real fruits can shine through. The only issue is that I can never make a big enough batch in my pitcher because I have to share with the other lemonade lovers over here.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Simple ingredients. Made with basic ingredients, this lemonade recipe is very simple and easy to throw together.
- Quick to make. Just a few moments in the kitchen and you'll have a pitcher full of lemonade ready to drink.
- Easy to double. Have a larger pitcher and looking to make enough for a party or to last a few days? Don't worry because this recipe is very easy to double or even triple as needed.
Strawberries- You will need some fresh strawberries to give us a delicious fresh taste and pink color.
Lemons- Use freshly squeezed lemons or lemon juice concentrate, depending on what you have on hand.
Sugar- Adding in granulated sugar will help to cut down on the acidic taste and give us a better flavor profile.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
🔪 Instructions for Strawberry Pink Lemonade
Step 1: Place one cup of water and one cup of sugar into a pot over medium heat.
Step 2: Cook until the sugar has dissolved and then set aside to cool.
Step 3: Wash your strawberries.
Step 4: Remove the tops and quarter them.
Step 5: Place the berries into a blender or food processor.
Step 6: Puree until smooth.
Step 7: Run the strawberries through a sieve *Optional
This will help to remove the pulp and some of the seeds (but not all of them).
Step 8: Add your strawberry puree to a pitcher.
Step 9: Add in the lemon juice.
Step 10: Add your ice cubes.
Step 11: Add in the remaining 4 cups of water.
Step 12: Stir to combine.
Serve cold and enjoy!
🍴 Recipe Tips
If you don't want to make the simple syrup on the stove top, check out how to make Microwave Simple Syrup.
To squeeze more juice out of fresh lemons a tip I like to use is microwaving them for about 10-30 seconds. Then before slicing them in half, roll them back and forth along the counter while pushing down on them, like you're rolling out a dough log. This helps to get more juice out of the lemons.
I wouldn't recommend keeping any on hand for more than 5 days. Make sure you keep it stored in the fridge when not being used.
💭 Recipe FAQs
Yes, you can! If you don't have real lemons on hand you can use concentrate in a pinch. You can also use it to bring the fresh lemon juice up to the required measurement so you can keep that strong lemon flavor.
Unfortunately no. A lot of the store-bought pink lemonade is actually just lemonade with added flavorings or food coloring.
As you can see this juice is all-natural with no added ingredients and the color isn't exactly pink colored. This is because yellow lemons and red strawberries make orange, not pink- but you have to admit it's a pretty color nonetheless.
Yes, you could. This may actually work in your favor as they will blend easily and help to keep the lemonade chilled longer.
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Strawberry Pink Lemonade
- 2 cups Fresh Strawberries ($2.24)
- 1 cup Lemon Juice (Can be fresh squeezed from 5-6 large lemons) ($0.88)
- 1 cup Sugar ($0.36)
- 5 cups Water, divided ($0.00)
- Ice Cubes ($0.00)
- Place one cup of water and one cup of sugar into a pot over medium heat.
- Cook until the sugar has dissolved and then set aside to cool.
- Wash your strawberries.
- Remove the tops and quarter them.
- Place the berries into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
- Run the strawberries through a sieve *Optional -This will help to remove the pulp and some of the seeds (but not all of them).
- Add your strawberry puree to a pitcher.
- Add in the lemon juice.
- Add your ice cubes.
- Add in the remaining 4 cups of water.
- Stir to combine. Serve cold and enjoy!