Sweet Melissa Sundays: Strawberry Lemonade

February 21, 2010 — 7 Comments


I love lemonade. I have a strangely high number of good memories involving lemonade. Example #1: My family was visiting me in college. We went to a bizarre little sandwich shop that I don’t think I had ever been to before. No one liked the food, and the strawberry or raspberry lemonade they served had enormous berry chunks in it. I know that doesn’t sound good, but it still gets joked about 10 years later! #2: During my first pregnancy, I craved spaghetti with meat sauce. During my second, it was Country Time Lemonade. I had a pitcher of it in the fridge at all times. It just sounded so refreshing, even though it was winter. #3: Last summer, I discovered the made-from-scratch berry lemonades at the funnel cake stand at the Scandinavian Festival. I drank one every day. I look forward with much anticipation to this summer. Anyway, I was pretty excited to make Melissa Murphy’s Strawberry Lemonade, since I’m such a lemonade fiend. I didn’t end up loving it, however. It had a lot of strawberry flavor, but not a lot of lemon flavor. It was too much sweet and not enough tart. But the color was gorgeous!

Thanks to Jessica of My Baking Heart for choosing this week’s recipe. If you’d like to try your hand and making your own strawberry lemonade, you can find the recipe HERE.

7 thoughts on “Sweet Melissa Sundays: Strawberry Lemonade”

  1. Well, if it wasnt tart enough, either add less sugar, or more lemon juice! Sounds like great memories with lemonade. My most vivid memory with lemonade is getting it all the time when going out to eat with my boyfriend.

  2. Sorry you weren’t a huge fan of this one. Your photo is wonderful! I liked the lemonade but I have a huge sweet tooth so I can definitely see how others might have felt it was too sweet.

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