Thursday, April 5, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade

This is my brother Eric.  He is a drink snob.  I’m serious he is very picky about his beverages particularly his lemonade.  A couple of years ago I found out about his desire for truly wonderful lemonade and his aversion to the sub-par varieties.  Since then I have started noticing how wonderful lemonade can be, and also sadly how horrible it can be. 

A few days ago we had our first warm spring day.  The sun was shining, the sky was blue and we were working outside in the yard.  After a couple of hours my kids were dying for a snack and I was dying for a drink.  My little girl asked for pink lemonade.  She was thinking of the country time mix, which I no longer buy.  I thought about it for a minute and this Strawberry Lemonade was born.    

I mix it up in the blender and serve it over ice.  For the strawberries I used the powder from the bottom of a can I had just finished. But if you don't have any you can crush some freeze dried strawberries.

Strawberry Lemonade

¾ c lemon juice (fresh is delicious but bottled is acceptable)
¾ cup Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder (ether from the bottom of the can or FD strawberries that have been crushed)
¾ cup sugar
2 quarts
Blend well.  Serve immediately.