Saturday, February 18, 2012

Strawberry Lemon-Limeade

As I'm sitting here blogging, my husband is switching between "I am Legend," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and "Braveheart."  Great.  Now I'm going to have dreams about sword-wielding Zombies with Scottish accents and loin cloths trying to find the Holy Grail that is being protected by a group of underage wizards drinking pumpkin juice.  That oughtta make for some good dreaming tonight.

I'm sure if those zombies got a taste of this, they'd calm right down.  This may be one of the best lemonades I've ever had!  It does require a lot of juicing, so it'd be best if you have a juicer or something besides just your hands to get the jucie out.  I can't wait until BBQs this summer!  I'll be making this every time.  Thanks Lana for posting this.  You're amazing!
 Strawberry Lemon-Limeade

1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c water
3 limes
5-6 large lemons
5 oz. frozen strawberries in a syrup, thawed

In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar.  Bring to a boil.
 Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
 Turn off the heat and add four cups of ice cubes and stir.
 Zest one lemon and one lime.
 Juice them all.  You should end up with 1 1/4- 1 1/2 c juice.
 Put the thawed strawberries in the bottom of a pitcher or large bowl.  Add the zest.
 Pour in the juice from the lemons and limes.
 Add the sugar-water mixture. Stir well.
Serve in a tall glass with ice, a straw, and garnish with a strawberry and lemon slice.  You'll be drooling after the first sip and will want more and more and more.

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