3 pints fresh strawberries (I used the seascape variety for their deep berry flavor)
1/2 cup strawberry jam
½ cup sugar
15 lemons (you want about 5 cups lemon juice)
¼ cup Grand Marnier
1 ½ cups Tequila (sounds like a lot, but really, it’s only 1 oz for 12 people, also, because it’s going in a mixed drink, there’s no need to use the fancy stuff. That’s for sipping.)
1. Halve the strawberries and cover with the sugar, jam and juice of one lemon. Let macerate overnight. This will create a syrup-like mixture to sweeten the lemonade.
2. Next day, pour the strawberry mixture into a blender and blitz until pureed. Add 3 cups of the lemon juice and mix again. Taste to assure the sweetness is to your liking. It’s best to keep it on the sweet side at this point, because the addition of tequila/grand marnier neutralizes the sugar. But if it feels saccharine, keep adding lemon juice. Add booze and you’re good to go!
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