Put away the powder and scrap the single-serve bottles. Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is so quick, easy, and gloriously tasty, you're going to start buying fruit in bulk. No simple syrup needed - squeeze, blend, strain and mix. Garnish with sliced berries for a pretty treat.
Combine the strawberries, sugar, and 2 cups of water in a blender. Blend until very smooth, 30-45 seconds.
Nest a strainer over a pitcher or a 2-cup measuring cup. Strain the solids.
Transfer the strained puree to a pitcher if needed. Add the lemon juice and the remaining 4 cups of water. Mix until well combined, then serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries slices if desired.
The riper the strawberries, the sweeter and more intense the flavor will be!
Variation: add ½ c fresh basil or mint leaves to the strawberries before pureeing.