This Fresh Strawberry Lemonade with Rhubarb is sure to become a summer favorite! This easy strawberry lemonade recipe features farm fresh fruit for tons of sweet tart flavor.
Easy Strawberry Lemonade
Strawberry rhubarb pie is so popular that it occurred to me that everyone would love strawberry rhubarb lemonade too – and I was right! The taste test was a big success with friends and family so I definitely wanted to share this for the holiday weekend.
When I cook strawberries it takes me back to my childhood and the annual summer fairs because they taste and smell like cotton candy. When you add the rhubarb you get that unique sweet-citrusy-sour flavor that seems to have captured the taste buds of so many. The ice cream/frozen yogurt sauce I made with these ingredients was a big hit with family and friends and it makes a wonderful hostess gift for your summer parties. Best of all, it takes less than 15 minutes to make!
I used fresh picked berries from Barrie Hill Farms for this refreshing lemonade. They had their annual Strawberry Festival last weekend so these little gems went straight from the field into my kitchen. So much fun and SO many people! They had entertainment, clowns, face painting and wagon rides to the fields to pick your own.
This happy family is going to enjoy all of their strawberries. I bet they’re making jam too! Canadians tend to create stampedes to their local farms when we finally get to the warmer months because we’re starved for fresh produce!
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade with Rhubarb
This Fresh Strawberry Lemonade with Rhubarb is sure to become a summer favorite! Make a double batch to serve at a summer gathering -- you won't be bringing any home. If you'd like to use regular sugar instead of agave & honey, use 6 tablespoons of plain white sugar and omit the other sweeteners.
- 1/2 cup lemon juice about 3 large lemons
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups rhubarb diced
- 1 cup strawberries quartered
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/2 cup strawberries sliced thinly, to garnish
- handful of fresh mint to garnish
Squeeze fresh lemons and place juice into large pitcher.
Place water, rhubarb, strawberries, agave and honey into medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer on medium for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool. If you want to speed up the process, place in a stainless steel bowl and put in freezer for 30 minutes.
Remove and place mixture in a fine sieve over a bowl pressing to squeeze all liquid from it. Discard solids and add liquids to pitcher with ice and sliced berries. Serve with a fresh mint garnish.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, a partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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