Warning! I’m about to go all Sandra Lee on you. It pains me, to even type that. I’m sorry, but this guy isn’t going to squeeze a bazillion lemons and make a simple syrup just to make lemonade that I can pick up at the grocery store. I will, however, roast a pint of strawberries, blitz them in a blender, then add them to good-quality store bought lemonade. It makes the perfect summer sip. It’s my beverage of choice when two of my favorite way-back-when-friends join me for an afternoon in the kitchen on Wednesday.
Roasted Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Good-quality lemonade of your choice. Go ahead, make your own if you want.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place strawberries in an 8-inch glass baking dish. Add sugar and mix gently. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. Puree strawberries and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a jar and chill in refrigerator. When ready to serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry puree to a glass of lemonade, mix and enjoy.