Three favorite flavors of summer in this tart and refreshing drink.
10-12 whole strawberries, sliced thinly
1 handful mint leaves
To make a 2 quart pitcher of lemonade:
Start by muddling (bashing or mashing) the mint in a metal mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Put the mashed mixture in the pitcher.
Add the sliced strawberries to the pitcher and sprinkle on 2 teaspoons of sugar to macerate them (draw out their juices and turn them red all the way through). Stir all together, cover, and chill overnight.
Slow food version:
Juice lemons and add the juice to 7 cups of still or sparkling water. Pour into pitcher, then adjust lemon and sugar to taste.
Pour 7 cups of organic lemonade into the pitcher. Stir.
Ladle into glasses filled with ice cubes and serve with an iced tea spoon to scoop up the strawberries.
Based on The Garden of Eating recipe.