Happy Mumika’s day! and Strawberry Lemonade

Happy Mother’s day!

What better way to show your mom you love her than by cooking for her. If I was near my Mumika I would have made her something amazing and surprised her with tulips.

But I’m 5 hours away.

I also would have made her Strawberry Lemonade.

Why? Because it’s yummy. And it’s May. And the color is vibrant reminding you that we are still in spring. And well, we live in Texas and it’s hot. Got switch things up.

Sure lemonade is amazing. I could drink it everyday. But there are special days like Mother’s Day, so you have to shake things up and make something special.

Strawberry lemonade.

There are various ways to make it. We are going to make it through the act of muddling. Maybe I’ll do another post in the future where we puree the strawberries. Actually the only reason why we are muddling is because I can’t find my blender.
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Strawberry Lemonade

1 lemon, juiced
5 strawberries
5 teaspoons sugar
28 oz water

Directions

Cut the tops of the strawberries off and throw the top away.

In a small bowl using a wooden spoon, mash the strawberries. Mash and mash and ash and mash until it’s nothing but a bloody mess of fruit and juice.

Dump mashed to death strawberries into a carafe or pitcher.

Add lemon juice and sugar. Swirl these ingredients around in the carafe until sugar looks to be dissolved

Add water. Stir until well combined.

Makes 4 cups. Per Cup. Calories: 27, Carbohydrates: 7 grams, Sugar: 4 grams.

I’ll be honest. This is insanely yummy.

I like how there are actual bits of strawberries that you can see with your own two eyes in it. I like that flecked look. It tells you what is in it. Unlike most restaurants that use strawberry syrup or something in it claiming it’s strawberries or raspberries.

It’s vibrant.

You can literally taste everything. Take a swig. First you taste the lemon, the strawberry, then the sugar burst through and it ends with you sucking on a piece of strawberry. Perfect.

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