Strawberry Lemonade

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
16 oz. chilled seltzer

What you'll do:
In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium-high hear. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about two minutes. Transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until sugar water cools, about 45 minutes.  In a blender, puree the strawberries and add to the pitcher with the lemon juice.* Stir well to combine. Add the seltzer water and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with ice and serve, garnish with mint and strawberries.

*You can also pour the strawberries once they are pureed through a fine mesh sieve prior to adding to the lemon mixture.