Last summer we took a long weekend trip to Michigan. We stopped in Ann Arbor for one night and made our way walking around the UofM campus, shopping at boutiques (and Zingerman's), and of course, eating.
We stopped at Mani Osteria for dinner and had a really spectacular meal. We came away from it wishing we lived closer, or had this restaurant closer to us. While there, both kids raved about the strawberry mint lemonade so much that I had to try. Wow! Holy wow! The. Best. Lemonade. Ever. Ever. Ever.
So here is my attempt to recreate the most amazing lemonade ever. Yes, I'm quite sure they don't roast their strawberries. That trick was my genius idea! And yes, I know they strain out the strawberry seeds. The Sprite insisted I do that as well, before she would try it. But dang, this stuff is gooooooood!
Is it a labor of love? Yes, but you can shortcut the lemonade-making portion by using your favorite already-made lemonade product. The rest - well, all I can say is, it is TOTALLY worth it. Enjoy!