Take a splash into summer.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Juice of 10 lemons

2 cups chopped ripe strawberries

12 mint leaves

4 cups cold water

Make a simple syrup by bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil and stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool.  Blend lemon juice, strawberries and half of mint leaves in a blender until combined and no chunks of strawberries remain.  Strain the strawberry-lemon mixture into a pitcher; discard pulp.  Add 4 cups of cold water and all of the simple syrup.  Chop remaining mint leaves add to the pitcher.  Serve over ice and enjoy!