1 cup lemon juice (about 5-6 lemons)
16 oz strawberries (hulled)
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
First, purée strawberries and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. As soon as it starts boiling, immediately reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
Add in lemon juice and puréed strawberries. That's it!
To make a strawberry lemon soda, I add about 4 tablespoons of the syrup to 12 oz of sparkling water. If you like it less sweet, add less. If you like it sweeter, add more. Store the remaining syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for future use. Enjoy!