Emeril's Strawberry Lemonade
This fruity lemonade comes from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse who loves the flavor and rosy hue the strawberries add this classic thirst-quenching beverage.
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- Servings: 6
Photography: Petrina Tinslay
Source: Everyday Food, June 2011
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons), plus 1 lemon, sliced, for serving
- 1 pound strawberries (3 cups), hulled and halved
- 16 ounces seltzer, chilled
- Mint sprigs, for serving
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, 2 minutes. Transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until cool, about 45 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir to combine.
In a blender, puree strawberries until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into pitcher with lemon syrup, pressing on solids. Stir well to combine.
To serve, stir in seltzer and divide among ice-filled glasses. Top with lemon slices and mint.