Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade
Makes about 7 cups
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  1. 6 cups water, divided
  2. 2 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 11 lemons)
  5. Garnish: fresh lemon slices
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water, strawberries, and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside, and let cool completely.
  2. Strain mixture into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in lemon juice and remaining 3 cups water. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon, if desired.
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