Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS
■ 200g (1 cup) sugar
■ 250ml (1 cup) water
■ 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced in half
■ 375ml (1 ½ cups) fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
■ 1,5l (6 cups) cold water or sparkling water
■ Ice cubes
■ Extra sliced strawberries, for garnish
In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 200°C. Place sliced strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper, sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup sugar.
Toss well and roast for 1020 minutes, until soft and bubbly. Transfer strawberries into a bowl and mash with a fork. You can also use a food processor, blend until smooth.
Pour the pureed roasted strawberries into the sugar water. Add lemon juice and stir well.
Pour strawberry lemon mixture and cold water or sparkling water into a large jug, stir well, add ice cubes and half of the extra strawberry slices. Pour into glasses, garnish with remaining strawberry slices and mint sprigs.