As the seasons change I am stepping away from heavy roasts and soups and craving lighter spring and summer flavors. The weather is warming up and taking a break from the to-do list sounds wonderful. When I think of sitting outside, summertime in general, I immediately start thinking about refreshing drinks. Nothing says summer quite like a tall, cool glass of lemonade. The sweet-tart flavor cools and refreshes like nothing else can. Relaxing with a glass of strawberry lemonade in hand helps me to imagine my troubles away.
I’ll be bringing this summer drink to the next barbecue I attend and I’m sure it will make several appearances in my home all summer long. You can substitute sparkling water or club soda for some of the water in this recipe for a slightly bubbly celebration drink. Also, if you prefer, swap the strawberries for raspberries, blueberries or mango.