Monday, March 24, 2008
Hubby and I love Chili's Strawberry Lemonade and I have been trying to find a copycat recipe. Most of the recipes I found contain either strawberry syrup or frozen strawberries. Fresh lemons and strawberries are so abundant right now in Arizona it's a shame not to put them to good use. I played around in my kitchen today and although it's not exactly like Chili's - it's pretty tasty.
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 quart very ripe strawberries, leaves removed
2/3 to 1 cup sugar - depending on the sweetness of the strawberries and your taste
8-10 cups of water, divided
Disolve the sugar in the lemon juice. Put in blender with the strawberries and 1-2 cups of water. Process until strawberries become liquified. Pour into a 2qt beverage container and add the remaining water and stir. Add more sugar if desired.