MAKES: 6 CUPS
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES
1/2 pound fresh strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups), trimmed and halved
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more sprigs for serving
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar (or more to taste)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
1 large lemon, sliced into half moons to serve
1. Puree strawberries, mint leaves and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a blender or food processor until smooth; run puree through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with back of a spoon to catch any seeds. Set strawberry mixture aside to chill.
2. Put sugar in a large serving pitcher; add boiling water, stirring vigorously until sugar dissolves. Add remaining lemon juice, water and strawberry mixture. Add more sugar, if desired, for taste.
3. Allow lemonade to chill at least 1 hour before serving. To chill quickly, cut cold water to 1 cup and fill pitcher with ice. Serve glasses with lemon slices and mint sprigs.
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