This easy strawberry lemonade is too simple NOT to make it – just smash your strawberries and stir up all your ingredients in the glass!
Okay, so the name of this post is easy strawberry lemonade for one, but there are two glasses in this picture. The point is…you can make this a glass at a time, no need for a pitcher. I rarely make lemonade because, well, all the lemons. Making lemonade takes a lot of lemons, plus those pitchers take up a lot of space in the refrigerator and my refrigerator is kind of small.
My lack of lemonade makes me sad, because I über-love lemonade. I mean, I love sweet tea, but lemonade is my favorite summer drink. It makes me so happy. I know that sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but there are few summertime traditions that are quite as exciting as cold, icy lemonade. Water is usually our drink of choice around here, but when there is lemonade I just. can’t. stop.
Especially when strawberries are involved. I’ve been yapping on and on about how much I love strawberries since they are in season now and this year I decided that I was going to give you guys as many strawberry recipes as I possibly could. Enter strawberry fluff and the most amazing strawberry pie that I’m going to bring you guys on Saturday (I know you guys will forgive me for two strawberry recipes in one week, right?) and now this strawberry lemonade.
So, obviously strawberry lemonade for one is a single-serving recipe. The best way to make it! I’ll warn you…it’s heavy on the lemon (because I love it tart!) but also heavy on the simple syrup (because I love it sweet!) and heavy on the beautiful pink deliciousness most of all. So now you can have lemonade-strawberry lemonade at that-whenever you want. And you don’t even need a pitcher!
So I give you…easy strawberry lemonade for one.
Yield: 1 serving
5 minPrep Time:
5 minCook Time:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 medium strawberries, washed and hulled
- 2-3 tablespoons simple syrup
- juice of one lemon
- ice cubes
- Make the simple syrup: Stir the water and the sugar together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar completely dissolves. Pour into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place the strawberries and the 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup in a 12-ounce glass. Crush the strawberries with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes. Fill to the top with ice. Stir until well combined. Taste and add more simple syrup if more sweetness is desired.
The cook time is for the simple syrup. You can also use storebought simple syrup.
Click here to print the recipe for strawberry lemonade for one!