6 cups water, divided
1/3 cup raw honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 4-6 large lemons)
1 lb strawberries (to yield 1/2 cup juice)
Combine 1 cup of the water with raw honey and gently heat until the honey is dissolved, then transfer out of the sauce pan and allow to cool. Set this aside because we’ll be using it in a little bit.
Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the bottom of a pitcher, followed by our simple honey syrup, and then fill the remainder of the pitcher up with the remaining 5 cups water. Stir to combine. This now makes our base honey-sweetened Homemade Lemonade recipe.
To break down the strawberries, add fresh strawberries to a blender and then puree them until they're evenly broken down.
Then, transfer the pureed strawberries to a fine mesh sieve and press through to get strained strawberry juice. If you wanted to add the strawberry pieces to the lemonade, that would work as well, but this step will make it a smooth lemonade.
Add 1/4 cup of the strawberry juice to the bottom of a mason jar or tall glass, followed by the base lemonade recipe we made earlier, and then top it off with some ice cubes to keep it cool.