This fruity lemonade comes from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse who loves the flavor and rosy hue the strawberries add this classic thirst-quenching beverage.
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.
Look for fragrant, bright red strawberries with green caps.