How to Make Strawberry Lemonade

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This is an easy recipe for making homemade strawberry lemonade! It’s perfectly sweetened, light, and refreshing! Drink it alone or add vodka or tequila to it!

Strawberry lemonade in a jar with strawberries.

This recipe is a summer staple around here. We usually go strawberry picking and then it’s my job to find a clever way to use the strawberries before they go bad!

We made strawberry popsicles, boozy strawberry snow cones, strawberry lemonade pie, strawberry frozé and even strawberry elderflower sorbet.

However, one of my favorite ways to use some of the extras is by adding them to our homemade lemonade and letting them naturally infuse the lemonade.

Strawberry lemonade in glasses.

This adds a touch of strawberry flavor and gives the lemonade a beautiful pink color. It’s a very light and refreshing lemonade recipe. I prefer this method because it’s super easy and doesn’t require any more blenders, pots, or pans.

However, you can also quickly puree strawberries to add in as well, but it will be a thicker consistency of lemonade. Adding a little tablespoon of strawberry puree to the infused lemonade also looks pretty and is easy to do.

How do you make strawberry lemonade from scratch?

First, make a batch of our homemade lemonade. It’s pretty simple and if you want to make a large batch double the recipe.

Second, clean the strawberries well and then slice them. Make sure to remove the top. Then add them to the lemonade.

Let the strawberries infuse the lemonade for a few hours, up to 24 hours. The longer they infuse the more strawberry flavor and the pinker the color will become.

Strawberry lemonade in glasses.

Strawberry Lemonade Variations

Once you’ve made your strawberry lemonade here are some other ideas on what you can do with it!

  • Drink it alone on a hot day.
  • Freeze it to make popsicles.
  • Add vodka, gin, or tequila to it for an easy cocktail.
  • Add ice and turn into a frozen slushy!
Strawberry lemonade in cups.

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Strawberry Lemonade

An easy way to make strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberries!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Eden


  • 5 cups lemonade

Recipe for homemade lemonade

  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, washed and sliced


  • Make a batch of our homemade lemonade.
  • While it's cooling, wash and slice the strawberries.
  • Add the strawberries to the lemonade to infuse for 3-24 hours.
  • Add ice and serve!


If you want to add a little strawberry puree over each glass of lemonade, in a blender puree 1 cup strawberries. Then add 1 tablespoon on the top of each lemonade serving. 


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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