Easy Strawberry Lemonade (2024)

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by Annaliseon Jun 29, 2020 (updated Jun 14, 2023)

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This easy strawberry lemonade is a quick shortcut recipe with lots of refreshing homemade flavor!

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This right here is the easiest recipe for strawberry lemonade you’ll ever find. My little secret? Shhhh, it actually starts with store-bought lemonade!

No need to squeeze a bunch of lemons, the hard work’s done for you. Add some macerated strawberries, water, and ice and you’re all set. No one ever needs to know how easy this strawberry lemonade was to make! It’s perfect for a hot summer day, party, or potluck.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

You’re just a few minutes away from refreshing strawberry lemonade! Let’s get started, shall we?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Store-bought lemonade— I like to use more natural brands of lemonade like Simply Lemonade, but literally any kind of bottled lemonade (not concentrate) will work!
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Water or sparkling water
  • Lemon slices and ice cubes, for serving

This lemonade can be made and stored in the fridge for several days. It can also be doubled (or even tripled) as needed.

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How to Make the Easiest Shortcut Strawberry Lemonade

  1. Macerate strawberries. Combine chopped strawberries with sugar and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until sugar is dissolved and strawberries have released their juices.
  2. Combine with lemonade. Add macerated strawberries (and juices) to a pitcher, followed by the lemonade.
  3. Add water. Add either flat water or sparkling water to the pitcher and stir.
  4. Finish with ice cubes and lemon slices. And serve!

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More Refreshing Drinks

Here are a few other family-friendly beverages the whole family will love!

  • Cherry Limeade
  • Watermelon Lime Soda
  • Juicy Julep
  • Ginger Lemonade
  • Strawberry Pineapple Punch

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This recipe was originally published July 2012.

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5 from 3 reviews

Easy Strawberry Lemonade

Servings: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Chill Time: 30 minutes mins

Total Time: 35 minutes mins

An easy strawberry lemonade with homemade flavor.

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  • 1 cup strawberries , sliced (185 grams)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 liter lemonade , store-bought (not concentrate)
  • About 2 cups water , still or sparkling (475 ml)
  • 1 lemon , sliced for garnish (optional)
  • Ice


  • Combine the strawberries and sugar in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the berries into the sugar. It’s okay to leave the strawberries in large chunks, but you want the sugar to be incorporated into the berries. Chill for 20-30 minutes.

  • In a large pitcher, combine the strawberry mixture with the lemonade and water. Adjust the ratios to fit your taste.

  • Add the sliced lemon and ice. Enjoy immediately!

  • Store leftovers (if there are any) in the fridge for several days.


Note: Use a natural lemonade, like Simply Lemonade, for a more homemade flavor.

Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg

Cuisine: American

Course: Drinks

Author: Annalise

Have you tried this recipe?I’d love to hear about it! Leave a rating and review below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram @completelydelicious with #completelydelicious.

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originally published on Jun 29, 2020 (last updated Jun 14, 2023)

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16 comments on “Easy Strawberry Lemonade”

  1. Lynna Reply

    Perfect for summer and a great way to use up strawberries!

  2. Elizabeth Reply

    It has been so hot here as well, but this strawberry lemonade looks like the perfect thing to cure the deal with summer humidity.

  3. Tara Noland Reply

    This looks so good and yes so easy. I am going to add it to my Mouth Watering Mondays post. Come on over to see it at http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

  4. kelley {mountain mama cooks} Reply

    I’m so glad you posted this! It was so tasty the day you served it. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

  5. Aijay (freeflowfoodie) Reply

    This made me smile…just lovely colours.

  6. Sues Reply

    So refreshing and perfect! I might add a splash of vodka, too 🙂

    • Annalise Reply

      LOVE that idea! 🙂

  7. Megan's Cookin' Reply

    Hi Annalise, It was nice meeting you EVO.
    Your lemonade looks wonderful, It’s been hot here too and this be so refreshing.

  8. Tom Reply

    This is an quick and excellent recipe. This may sound strange, but if you add captain Morgan’s spiced rum (about 1 1/2 oz) per glass, it is truly incredible.

    Try it!

    • Annalise Reply

      Oh wow, I’m going to have to try it! Sounds incredible!

  9. Idonna Reply

    How can some thing with only 50 oz. of fluid make approx. 1 gal. which is 128 oz?

    • Annalise Reply

      My mistake! Thanks for calling me out on my bad math skills. 🙂 I’ve changed the yield to read “one large pitcher”.

  10. gun mayhem 2 Reply

    This made me smile…just lovely colours.

  11. Bitcoin Trading Reply

    Great Recipe. Thanks for sharing Annalise

  12. Ruby Graham Reply

    I love this recipe it is quick and easy for a nice spring or summer treat in Texas!!!
    or if I have friends over it is easy and non time consuming. Thank you so much!!!!!! 🙂

  13. coca mary Reply

    The recipe you shared is very meticulous, I will save it to learn how to make this cake.

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