Frozen berries make for easier pureeing and add an instant chill-factor. Instant tea allows for easier adjustment of the drink’s tea flavor, but feel free to substitute it, and the cold water, with pre-made iced tea (just alter the sugar amount based on whether you’re using sweetened or unsweetened).

1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
6 cups cold water
1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
1/3 cup instant tea, or to taste
Garnish: 12 fresh strawberries (optional)

Add strawberries to blender and process at high speed until smooth.

In large (at least 8-cup) pitcher or bowl, stir to thoroughly combine water, pureed berries, lemonade concentrate, sugar and tea. Chill at least several hours before serving over iceGarnish rim of each serving glass or cup with a fresh strawberry, if desired.

Makes 6 (one-cup) or 12 (half-cup) servings

Kathy Barry
Hilltop Courses Cookbook Committee