Monday, August 2, 2010

Strawberry Citrus Refresher

I know I post a large amount of recipes that use berries. If you don't like them or can't eat them, please hang in there with me. Its really is just a summertime addiction. They are just too good right now for me not to use them! This is a nice refreshing summer drink that would be great for get-togethers or just to have for your family at home. My little boy thought it was fun squeezing all the lemons, limes and oranges so that might be a fun project for your kiddos too!

What You Need:
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar {or you can use a sugar substitute}
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice { about 8-10 lemons}
1 cup fresh orange juice {about 4 oranges}
½ cup fresh lime juice {about 6  limes}
6 cups cold water

Combine berries, sugar and boiling water until sugar is dissolved. Use a potato masher or muddler to crush the berries. Let steep for 30 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and lime juice. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher, pressing down on the berries to extract as much juice and pulp as possible. Stir in cold water and serve over ice. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm…looks delicious and just like a mock-tail. Anything with berries gets my vote! I suppose you could always substitute peaches or pineapple for the berries. Does your little boy help in the kitchen a lot? It seems like if he’s having fun just squeezing the lemons and limes it'll only get better from here! Kids who help out in the kitchen not only have fun, but also learn important life skills such as communication and measuring. Research shows they also tend to be healthier, and do better in school than their peers.

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