What’s a tea party bridal shower without lots of delicious refreshments? On the tables, we had little baskets of assorted tea bags so that each guest could choose their own tea if they so wished. Coffee was also served, of course. There was some peach mango iced tea from Lipton that my mom made..and then there was iced strawberry lemonade. It was gone within a half hour.
This was the only one of the recipes I had chosen for the menu that I allowed someone else to make. I had just a little too much stress/not enough time to be able to make that one on my own as I was slicing bread for the crostinis, toasting it, and assembling all of the other foods. My sister’s roommate from college, Megan, made this lemonade for me, and she did a fantastic job. I only got a small glass, it went so quickly, but it was heavenly. Cool, refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly sour..perfect for the summer.
Iced Strawberry Lemonade
from Family Kitchen
10 strawberries (or 5-6 very large ones)
2/3 cup sugar
4 whole lemons, rinds off
3 cups ice
1 1/2 cups water
In a blender, combine the strawberries, half of the sugar, 1/2 cup ice and 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth (will be thick). Pour into the bottom of four glasses or a glass pitcher. Rinse out your blender and then add the lemons and the remaining sugar, water and ice. Begin on a slow blending speed, and then raise it to high speed. Blend until smooth. Pour over the strawberry mixture and serve.