Mix up a cool, refreshing beverage anytime with this easy concentrate from Strawberry Love.

Make the most of fresh summer strawberries with this simple recipe for a sweet, tart, and delicious strawberry lemon-limeade. Once you make and chill the concentrate, it only takes minutes to stir up a pitcher of strawberry lemon-limeade for a picnic, barbecue, or day at the lake. Just use one part concentrate to three parts water and serve over ice. This recipe makes 3 cups concentrate.

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  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice, for serving
  • Whole fresh strawberries and sliced lemons and limes, for garnish


  1. Combine the halved strawberries, lemon juice, lime juice, and sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Place a metal sieve over a bowl. Strain the strawberry mixture through the sieve, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to release all the juice. Discard the solids. Transfer the strained concentrate to a jar or container and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, mix one part concentrate with three parts water. Serve over ice, garnished with strawberries and lemon and lime slices.
Excerpted and adapted from Strawberry Love © by Cynthia Graubart

Cynthia Graubart

Cynthia Graubart is a James Beard Award–winning cookbook author, a cooking teacher, and a culinary television producer whose previous books include Sunday Suppers and Mastering the Art of… See Bio

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