A refreshing summertime homemade El Guapo Strawberry lemonade perfect for when the sun is shining and fresh strawberries are bountiful. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Syrup is a small batch, organic, gluten and GMO free mixer made in New Orleans with a local sweet and legendary strawberry. Combined with citrus and fresh strawberries, the taste may just cause nostalgia for the Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever refrains.

 

ADVICE FROM A STRAWBERRY

Blossom where you are planted

Be tasteful

Drink in the sunshine

Keep close to the Earth

Savor life’s sweetness

Let good ideas ripen

Jam with your friends!

cuisine American
difficulty Simple
season Summer
serves 8 to 12

Ingredients

2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice from 10 to 12 lemons 1 cup sugar 8 ounces El Guapo Ponchatoula Strawberry Syrup 1 pint local strawberries 6 cups cold water

Directions

  1. Place the strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup of water into a blender. Whir until smooth and thoroughly pureed. Set aside.
  2. Make a simple syrup by placing 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool.
  3. Combine the strawberry puree, simple syrup, strawberry syrup, and lemon juice into a serving pitcher. Stir to combine. Add 6 more cups of cold water, stir until incorporated.
  4. Pour the strawberry lemonade into a pitcher and refrigerate. Serve over ice.