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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

This Fresh Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing summertime drink filled with fresh strawberries!

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

This Fresh Strawberry Lemonade is a super easy, quick, and refreshing summer drink. It only takes 10 MINUTES TO MAKE!

As soon as the weather starts to get warm, I’m instantly craving a nice cold glass of this delicious strawberry lemonade.

And the best part, this Fresh Strawberry Lemonade can be quickly turned into a refreshing summer cocktail too.

I like to add my favorite vodka, tequila, and even lemon flavored rum. Either way, this strawberry lemonade is my go-to summer drink recipe.

It’s perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties or just a simple family BBQ and because it only takes about 10 minutes to make, you can always make more once it’s all gone…and it will be gone fast. If i’m having a party, I also makes sure to double or even triple my recipe.


Fresh Strawberry Lemonade


FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMONADE: To speed up the lemonade making time, rather than waiting for the sugar mixture to cool to room temperature, you can place the sugar mixture in the saucepan after it’s boiled in the fridge for 5 minutes to cool it down quicker.

MAKE-AHEAD: You can make this lemonade ahead of time. I like to make it the night before a party, just place the lemonade in the fridge until your ready to serve it. Also, letting it sit overnight, it really gives this lemonade an even more strawberry flavor…sooo good!

STRAWBERRY LIMEADE: If you want to switch it up, you can make Fresh Strawberry Limeade which is also super delicious. All you have to do is substitute the lemons for limes!

SERVE IT: And lastly, serve in a fun mason jar glass with fresh strawberries and a lemon slice. Oh, and don’t forget to add a cute paper straw!

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade






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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 medium lemons)
  • 6 cups cold water
  • ice
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped for topping
  • lemon slice, for garnish


STEP 1: In a small sauce pan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

STEP 2: Place strawberries into a food processor or blender and process/blend until smooth.

STEP 3: Pour pureed strawberries into the sugar water. Add lemon juice. Stir well.

STEP 4: Pour strawberry lemon mixture and cold water into a large pitcher. Stir well and add ice. Pour into glasses and top with chopped strawberries and a lemon slice.

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26 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Lemonade”

  1. Ioana — May 11, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Way better than any store-bought drinks. I’m definitely going to make this drink again.

  2. Anna Wright — March 13, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I just tried this Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, to bring to a party tomorrow. It’s amazing. Right now it’s late at night and i can’t stop thinking about it sitting in the fridge because i want some. But have to wait ’til tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Adam — March 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    This looks delicious! I think I’ll try it as a cocktail with some Pinot Grigio wine!

  4. Danny — February 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I seen this recipe and had to try it for my lady. I have to say not only it looked good but it tasted real good.

  5. Maria — September 28, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Just found this great recipe on Pinterest and I made the cup yesterday. It taste wonderful, thanks.

  6. Effie — July 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I absolutely loved it!

    • Jenn — August 31st, 2016 @ 11:17 am

      Your very welcome and I’m so glad you loved it! 🙂

  7. Donna — July 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Can the lemon juice be store bought or do I need to squeeze the lemons to make it?

    • Jenn — August 31st, 2016 @ 11:35 am

      Yes, I buy my lemon juice at the store. You can find it by the lemons in the produce aisle. 🙂

  8. Lise — June 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I just made this lemonade, and it is soo good! I’ve enjoyed many a strawberry lemonade from restaurants, but I far prefer the thicker strawberry puree (with a few chunks!) that this recipe gives. Plus, none of the strawberry is wasted. You eat all that goodness that you paid for! Great recipe!

  9. Monica — June 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I just want to know what size pitcher would i need? How much would this recipe make? 2 quarts or 3 quarts (Once its done)? Thanks!

    • Jenn — June 15th, 2016 @ 11:08 am

      It will make about 2 quarts, enjoy! 🙂

  10. Cait — May 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Do you think I could make the simple syrup and the strawberry puree in advance? For example, if I was hosting a bbq on the weekend, could I make them the weekend before and store them so I just had to stir everything together before my guests arrive? 

    • Jenn — May 31st, 2016 @ 1:21 pm

      Yes, you can! 🙂

  11. Gwen — April 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This looks amazing! I have been searching all over for some great lemonade recipes and this one looks outstanding! We will be enjoying it this weekend at our BBQ! Thanks for sharing! 

  12. Sanja — March 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Made it loved it 

  13. Emily — March 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest. It looks like the perfect summertime drink!!

  14. Priya — January 8, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Droooling….. yummmicious… this is so refreshinggg

  15. shanon — December 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    This is amazing! Not to sweet, not to tart. It is Christmas Eve in South Tx and 8- degrees.  Plenty of lemons hanging around the house. Great treat, even in the winter. In the summer, I can see some fresh mint muddled into the mix as well! YUM! Thanks for the great recipe 

  16. Vicky — September 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

    What a gorgeous photo! I love the whole set up 🙂

    Summer’s almost over but I think I can get one more of these yummy looking lemonades in me!

  17. Martina :) — July 15, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Thanks so much for this delicious recipe and the inspiring photo. I created a little box that goes along with it 🙂 Maybe you’d like to hop over my blog and check it out 🙂

    xo from Austria, Martina

  18. Maureen — April 29, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Isn’t this lemonade refreshing? I love it’s color. It looks so delightful! This would be good for rejuvenating our bodies because of the summer heat.

  19. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — April 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    This looks so springy and fabulous! I love that you made your own strawberry simple syrup – I bet it tastes amazing on its own, but elevated with lemonade sends it over the top! 

  20. Annie @ Annie's Noms — April 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This is SO pretty! And I’m totally craving some right now. I just have to be a little more patient and wait for strawberry season to start in the UK properly! 

  21. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — April 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

    As the days get warmer, I’m looking forward to summer cocktails and long runs outside. This lemonade is gorgeous. I have a feeling that I’ll be whipping some of it up soon!

  22. Tiffany — April 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

    This has me longing for warm summer days!! I can’t wait to try this! 😉

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