Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
This easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe is a refreshing drink that only takes 10 minutes to make.
Made with sugar, water, fresh strawberries, and lemons. Top with a lemon slice and chopped strawberries and enjoy the BEST strawberry lemonade you’ve ever had!
I love making this lemonade for BBQ parties in the summer. It goes perfectly with my sloppy joes or crockpot pulled pork. Serve with a side of pasta salad and potato chip cookies for dessert.
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This homemade strawberry lemonade is a refreshing summertime drink filled with fresh strawberries!
As soon as the weather starts to get warm, I’m instantly craving a nice cold glass of this delicious fresh strawberry lemonade. And the best part, it 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, holiday parties, or just a simple family BBQ.
Made a batch yesterday for when the kids got home from school and they downed it in 5 minutes. Biggest compliment they could give!Steph
Ingredients To Make Strawberry Lemonade
- Sugar: I use granulated sugar to make the simple syrup.
- Water: You will use a total of about 7 cups of water for this lemonade recipe. 1 cup of water is used to mix with the sugar.
- Fresh strawberries: I love using fresh, juicy strawberries but you can use frozen strawberries. Just make sure you thaw them first.
- Lemons: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is the best but if you need to use store-bought lemon juice you can but know the flavor will be super tart.
How To Make Strawberry Lemonade
- Boil. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Blend. Place strawberries into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth to make strawberry puree.
- Mix. Pour strawberry puree into the sugar water. Add lemon juice. Stir well.
- Serve. 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.
- Sparkling Water. Want to give the lemonade a little fizz, use sparkling water instead of plain water.
- Make it a cocktail. Add some vodka or even tequila.
- Limes. If you want to switch it up, you can make strawberry limeade which is also super delicious. All you have to do is substitute the lemons for limes
No, most pink lemonades are just regular lemonade that is dyed pink with food coloring.
Squeezing fresh lemon juice is so easy and tastes way better than store-bought. Just use a lemon squeezer and in minutes you can have all the lemons squeezed.
I like to use Sunkist lemons as they use in Chick-fil-A lemonade but any lemon you find at your local grocery store will work great.
Make Ahead & Store
Make ahead. Make the lemonade but leave out the ice cubes. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add ice to the pitcher or pour over ice in individual glasses.
Store. Store any leftover strawberry lemonade in a covered pitcher or jar in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
Looking for more lemonade recipes? Try this homemade lemonade recipe, blueberry lemonade, and watermelon lemonade, and don’t forget about this delicious fresh peach lemonade.
More Drink Recipes
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice, about 6 medium lemons
- 6 cups cold water
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped for topping
- lemon slice, for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Place strawberries into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth to make strawberry puree.
- Pour strawberry puree into the sugar water. Add lemon juice. Stir well.
- 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.
- Make ahead. Make the lemonade but leave out the ice cubes. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add ice to the pitcher or pour over ice in individual glasses.
- Store. Store any leftover strawberry lemonade in a covered pitcher or jar in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
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My favorite!! So sweet and easy and refreshing!
My kids BEG me for this all the time! Thanks for the easy recipe!!!
This is such a great recipe to have on hand! So fresh and such great flavor.
LOVED this strawberry lemonade! So happy our lemon tree is producing this year so I can make it again!
Y’all this drink is so refreshing! I will be making this often from now on! My kids didn’t even leave enough for my husband to try!
Fabulous recipe.. I love it!!
Just wondering how many days it will last?
So glad you love this recipe! 🙂 It’s one of my favorites too! It will last 7-10 days in the fridge.
Delicious strawberry lemonade. Without a doubt, I’ll try it again.
This amazing drink is perfect for summer. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for such a great recipe.
Sweet & so refreshing!! This is our summer go-to drink!!
I am going to sip on this all summer long, it’s THAT delicious!
I love discovering new summer drinks. Glad I found this!
I had a bunch of lemons left over after throwing a citrus themed bridal shower, so I decided to give this a try. Oh my, it’s addicting! I’m pretty sure my family will be requesting it all summer long! 🙂
My husband loves ordering fruit lemonade when we eat out, so I decided it was time to make it at home. Oh my – this was delicious, and so easy! I think we will be enjoying this all summer long!
This strawberry lemonade is the perfect drink for the summer to stay refreshed and cool! My hubby and daughter will be having this all summer long! Excited to try this!
Made a batch yesterday for when the kids got home from school and they downed it in 5 minutes. Biggest compliment they could give!
I could sip on this all day long!
This is the PERFECT summer drink! So refreshing and delicious!
This is what summers are made of! Sipping on this while the kids run around the yard. Thanks for the suggestions on what to add in for a cocktail version. Love it!
This is just what I needed after a warm day working outside! Delicious and refreshing!
This drinks perfect for someone that is moving to Florida! Love it!
This recipe was delicious! 😋 We recommend blending the strawberries a little more than you think so that there are no chunks.
This will be my favorite summer drink, I already feel it. Refreshing, healthy, loaded with strawberries… PERFECT! I’m definitely making this as soon as strawberry season starts.
This has summer written all over it! I love strawberries and this is definitely my kind of drink! Saving this for when the weather picks up x
The strawberry season is right around the corner here, in northern California and i cant wait to try this lemonade!
This looks like the perfect drink for summer! Maybe make a big batch and add a little vodka for ladies night. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Wow this lemonade looks amazing! Can’t wait for summer, I am going to be serving this on my patio all season!
So we moved to North Carolina last year, and there are so many places that sell fresh strawberries! I absolutely need to take advantage and make this strawberry lemonade! I love the chopped strawberries you have on top of the drinks, too!
What a pretty drink. It would be ideal at any gathering. Strawberries are coming into season now and we have a large family get-together planned. This drink will certainly be hit. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I cant wait to try making this amazing drink for my weekend with family. Lovely color and lovely combinations of the seasonal fruit too.
Strawberries are my favorite summertime fruit so look forward to trying this! The color is fantastic!!
his just looks absolutely perfect for summer! loving the fresh flavors and your photos make it look so appetizing 🙂
This is LITERALLY making my mouth water. It looks so refreshing! Saving this one for those hot summer days!
I am so ready to be sitting on my back deck, sipping on one of these this summer.
YUM, this looks AMAZING and so refreshing! Can’t wait to try it out this Summer!
Absolutely delicious! Perfect for spring and summer!
This looks like my next drink!
I just made this and it is DELICIOUS! So making this again when I have a party!
Love his recipe! The perfect blend of sweet and sour.
You Definately won’t find anything else like this in a store !
Dreaming of Summer with this! It looks so refreshing!
Pinning for this weekend! I’ll be dreaming of summer with every sip!
If you need me I will be inside with the heat cranked up to 75 sipping on spiked strawberry lemonades.
This is AMAZING for hot summer day! And easy to make.
This is making me miss Summer! Can’t wait for warmer weather so I can make a batch of this. Also, love the recommendation of mixing it into cocktails 😋
YUM! This recipe has me so excited for warmer weather. I can’t wait to make a big batch of this for a party!
Omg I love strawberry lemonade but didnt have a clue on how to make it. THank you for breaking it down and offering tips like using fresh strawberries if possible. Going to be making a big batch of this asap!
This is my all time favorite summer drink! It was so delicious last time we made it!
Hey! it looks delicious..thanks for sharing such an wonderful recipe..
Way better than any store-bought drinks. I’m definitely going to make this drink again.
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.
This looks delicious! I think I’ll try it as a cocktail with some Pinot Grigio wine!
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.
Just found this great recipe on Pinterest and I made the cup yesterday. It taste wonderful, thanks.
Thank you so much for this recipe. I absolutely loved it!
Your very welcome and I’m so glad you loved it! 🙂
This was really yummy-made for a work pitch in & was very refreshing.
Can the lemon juice be store bought or do I need to squeeze the lemons to make it?
Yes, I buy my lemon juice at the store. You can find it by the lemons in the produce aisle. 🙂
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!
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!
It will make about 2 quarts, enjoy! 🙂
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?
Yes, you can! 🙂
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!
Made it loved it
I found this recipe on Pinterest. It looks like the perfect summertime drink!!
Droooling….. yummmicious… this is so refreshinggg
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
This has me longing for warm summer days!! I can’t wait to try this! 😉