Time flies! Yes, that is probably the most under-rated statment made by everyone at least once in their lifetime..but it is true. I cannot believe it is one year since I started blogging out here on Some Salt To Taste. One year since I decided that I too could provide my two cents to the already brimming-with-talent food blogosphere. So, here is thanking each and every one of you who have been avid readers of all that I put down here...and to those of you who continue to inspire me with your work!
And, this time around I decided that I will celebrate it by sharing with you all a newly discovered summer favourite. We happened to chance on this drink at an American restautant not too long ago...and it is everything the word 'yum' can describe! Soothing and satisfying, perfect for the upcoming hot summer days - Here's presenting the Strawberry Lemonade!
Oh and yes, Cheers to Some Salt To Taste!
This recipe is courtesy Food Network. I did a lot of research online and I found this (One of Emeril Lagasse's recipes on the Food Network's website). He has included sparkling water in his original recipe, which is how I had mine at the restaurant. I made it without the same since I did not have any on hand. Try out both versions and see which suits your taste buds! Either ways its a great drink.
A dozen strawberries, Washed and hulled
Juice of a medium sized lemon (or about 4 tbsp)
2tsp - Lemon zest
4-6 tbsp Sugar (adjust if you need more sweetness)
5 Cups Water
Mint leaves and lemon slices, to garnish
- Set water to boil in a large saucepan
- Once it bubbles, add sugar and allow to boil until the sugar melts
- Add the lemon juice and lemon zest and take off from the heat
- Allow it to come to room temperature
- Strain into a large pitcher
- Now, puree the strawberries and add this to the completely cooled 'lemony' water and stir
- Place in refrigerator until chill
- When you are ready to serve, fill glasses with ice and pour strawberry lemonade over them. Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lemon
I made this and stored it in my fridge for about a week. I had a refreshing glass every day! So I would say this makes around 5 to 8 glasses of strawberry lemonade depending on how much ice you add.
Am sending this glass over to Radhika Subramanian's Fun N Sun event.