Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

Refreshing, bright, and naturally sweetened, this Strawberry Lemonade with Mint is the drink to have in your hand when the summer sun is high in the sky! Made using fresh mint and real strawberries, this lemonade is perfect for kids and adults alike!

Strawberry lemonade in a glass with ice and a straw.How to Make Strawberry Lemonade

This Strawberry Lemonade is ridiculously refreshing on a hot summer day. Made with whole strawberries, fresh squeezed lemon and perfectly sweetened with a mint simple syrup, this drink is simply amazing. While it is perfect on it’s own, it also can go well with a splash of vodka for a fruity and bright adult cocktail. It’s pretty simple to make, but does require the extra step of making the mint simple syrup. You could optionally skip this step and just sweeten it with plain honey simple syrup, but we highly recommend the added mint!

Strawberries in a blender to make strawberry lemonade.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

There will be no packets of dried powder to make this classic summer drink! Making strawberry lemonade couldn’t be simpler. You need to:

  1. Make the mint simple syrup. Check out the recipe for all the details on how to make it!
  2. Puree the strawberries and strain them. Straining is optional but is recommended as it makes the final drink a bit more refined.
  3. Squeeze fresh lemons and strain the juice
  4. Combine the mint simple syrup, pureed strawberries, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Add 3-4 cups of water. You’ll want to add 4 cups of water if you’ll be consuming the entirety of the drink near immediately. And add in 3 cups with plenty of ice cubes if the drink will be sitting around for a period of time, as the ice will melt and water down the drink.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your desired sweetness and acidity! Feel free to add in more syrup, lemon juice or water!

How to Serve Strawberry Lemonade

Serve this drink with ice cubes, a sprig of mint, and some sliced strawberries, if desired. Feel free to get fun and festive with this drink and garnish it as desired.

Can this be made ahead of time?

This drink is best consumed the day it is made, but if you wanted to get a jump start on making it ahead of a gathering, you can make and mix together the simple syrup, the strawberry puree and the lemon juice up to 24 hours ahead of time. Add the ice and the water just before serving.

 

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Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

Refreshing, bright, and naturally sweetened, this Strawberry Lemonade with Mint is the drink to have in your hand when the summer sun is high in the sky! Made using fresh mint and real strawberries, this lemonade is perfect for kids and adults alike!


Yield 2-4
Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes
Recipe Type: Drink

Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, cleaned and hulled
  • 1/2 cup mint simple syrup, or more as desired
  • ¾ cup lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 3-4 cups of fresh water (see note)
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Puree strawberries in a blender. Strain the strawberries and add them to a large pitcher.
  2. To the pitcher add the mint simple syrup, lemon juice and 3 cups of water, and ice. Stir together and taste, adding in more water or simple syrup as desired.
  3. Serve with a sprig of mint and slices of strawberry, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Want to make it a cocktail? Add in some vodka!
  • Don't want to make the mint simple syrup? You can skip this step and add in a few tablespoons of honey to state to the strawberries in the blender.
  • We prefer to strain out the strawberries to remove the seeds, but this is totally optional and you can skip the step of straining, if desired.
  • Use 4 cups of water if you plan to serve immediately. Use 3 cups of water if the lemonade will be sitting for a little while, as the ice will melt and water down the drink.
  • This recipe was originally published in 2014, and republished with an updated recipe and photos in 2020.

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July 8, 2014

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  1. Oh that drink sounds & looks delicious!

    My favorite way to relax is with a big glass of white wine 😉 But since I’m pregnant my new favorite way is going for a power-walk with my husband or taking a prenatal yoga class.

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