You'll love this refreshing lemonade! Featuring fresh strawberries and pineapple, it's the perfect summer drink.
I love making refreshing, homemade drinks to cool down with in the summertime. Some of my favorites are my Honeydew Lemonade, Watermelon Agua Fresca, and Blueberry Mint Limeade.
The idea for my Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade came about when I was trying to figure out what to do with leftover strawberries. Inspired by the beautiful warm, summery weather, I decided to make a pitcher of fresh lemonade.
Lemonade with strawberries? Yes! And why stop there- I also had some ripe pineapple that I decided to throw into the mix. Homemade lemonade is a great canvas to add lots of interesting ingredients including fresh fruits and herbs.
- Honey or other sweetener of your choice like agave, or simple syrup
How to Ripen a Pineapple: Read my guide on how to ripen a pineapple so that you can enjoy the sweet, tropical taste of this golden fruit every time! Plus, get my tips on how to choose the perfect pineapple from the grocery store.
How to Make Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade
It doesn't get easier than this recipe! All you have to do to make this delicious homemade lemonade is to combine the fruit in a pitcher, mash them together with a sweetener of your choice, and then stir in fresh lemon juice and water.
The best tool to use is a muddler. A muddler is a wooden bartender’s tool used to mash or muddle fruits and herbs together in the bottom of a glass. This releases the flavors.
If you've ever ordered a mojito, you've probably seen one being used to muddle the mint leaves. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the handle of a wooden spoon or anything with a flat surface.
Don’t limit yourself to strawberries and pineapple for this recipe. There are an endless number of flavor combinations you can try out to create your own perfect lemonade!
Need some ideas? Here are just a few suggestions:
- Strawberry, watermelon and mint
- Blackberry habanero
- Cucumber basil
- Peach mango
So the next time you’re looking to quench your thirst with a fun and refreshing drink that both adults and kids will love, try my Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade. Enjoy!
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Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- ⅓ cup honey or sweetener of your choice
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 cups cold water
- Place the strawberries, pineapple and honey in a pitcher. Mash them together using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the lemon juice and water and stir to combine. Serve lemonade over ice.
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good rooftop restaurants in jaipur says
love lemon and love pineapples! maybe i would do it without the sugar though:) and use agave syrup instead:) the healthy way
The recipe calls for "honey or sweetener of your choice." I've moved away from using agave syrup.
Here's another version I found. Can't wait to try both! Thank you for sharing.4c. pineapple juice, 2c. fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/4, fresh lemon juice,1/2c. water, ice
Blend every thing but the ice and then pour over ice.
Sherri @ The Kitchen Prescription says
That looks delicious and refreshing. Would love to have a pitcher of those on the beach. I'd probably sneak a little vodka in there though. LOL.
P.S. I LOVE that glass pitcher!
Ha ha, that's a great idea!
So refreshing! I could see making this into popsicles for the kids as a healthy treat for the kids on these hot summer days! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Joan- I love the popsicle idea!
Lisa Hitzeman says
This sounds so refreshing, Sonali! I love to use agave to sweeten beverages, it's sweet, but not too sweet. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures! 🙂
Amee Livingston says
The lemonade looks so refreshing and that cake....gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing these great summer recipes at Fit and Fabulous Fridays Sonali! 🙂
i just shared this on Amee's Savory Dish! http://www.ameessavorydish.com/2012/06/fit-and-fabulous-fridays-34.html
Glenda Gallagher says
I use all sweetners in moderation, agave nectar being of one that I use as well. Keep the recipes coming, love them all.
Thanks a lot Glenda!
My Edible Yard Urban Homestead says
Both the clafouti and the lemonade look delicious, but honey would have been a much healthier choice for the sweetener in the lemonade. Agave nectar is bad for your liver from what I understand from the information I'm reading on it.
There are pros and cons to every sweetener and this is a hotly debated topic! In terms of solid, medical literature, the jury's still out. The one thing everyone seems to agree upon is that whichever sweetener you choose, use it in moderation. Because of the varied opinions on the subject, I wrote in my post that I used agave nectar but you can use honey, simple syrup or any type of sweetener you like.
wow, looks delicious! will give it a try tomorrow 😀
Thanks- let me know how it turns out!
Julianna B says
I love the way you write your blogs! Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious!!!
Lynda @ TasteFood says
Your cake looks beautiful! The lemonade is a perfect elixir for the hot weather we have been having. And now you have me thinking of ways to incorporate habaneros in my beverages.
Thanks Lynda! It's not as nice as yours but I was really happy with how it turned out! 🙂