Fill a two quart pot with water and set on the stove on high. As the water begins to boil, wash, cap and dice a half pint of fresh strawberries. Add to the heating water. Wash and half one lemon. Juice the whole lemon and add to the water. Bring to a boil and turn off the heat, allowing the pot to remain on the burner. If you'd like the beverage sweetened, add 1/2 cup of raw sugar and stir to dissolve. Once cool, strain into a pitcher, pressing out any liquid from the strawberries.
What's neat with this drink is that all of the color comes out of the strawberries and into the drink. The berries lose their color which is why I don't leave them in. They get creepy looking.