This is an awesome lemonade to have on a hot summer day. I make it every summer. We had a party over the weekend and it was very popular with the adults and the kids. You can never have enough strawberry lemonade.
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups rinsed, stemmed, and chopped strawberries
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
24 ounces sparkling water
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Transfer the sugar syrup to a blender, add strawberries and lemon juice. Puree until well blended.
In a pitcher combine the puree with the sparking water and server over ice with a sprig of mint.