I find this drink to be better when it's made during the strawberries season. And it's healthier when you buy your strawberries on a Farmer's Market or pick it yourself. Those strawberries have all the aroma and flavor (you should smell my house - no air freshener would perfume my home finer!)
With a lot of strawberries in the house after a couple of trips to the Wild Things Farm, I had everything needed to make this cold, refreshing and beautiful drink.
You need a cup of strawberries, cut; 4-5 fresh mint leaves, 2 liters (1/2 gallon) of water and sugar to taste. Sugar actually is optional (but mandatory for the Teenager!).
Place all ingredients in a small jar (enough to fit), boil some water and pour to over the strawberries. Cover it with a coffee filter and let stand for 12 hours (I usually leave it overnight). Then stir the infusion and transfer through a strainer into a pitcher.
Add the remaining water and enjoy! Strawberries and mint wed perfectly in this drink. And your kitchen would smell so good you would want to linger there longer, maybe to make some dessert?!
What is your favorite way to use strawberries?