A muddled (non-alcoholic) strawberry drink that's perfect for kids and grownups alike.
In a medium saucepan, heat water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chop four mint leaves, add to the syrup mixture, and set aside to cool.
In a standard 60-ounce pitcher, combine the pureed strawberries, lime juice, and the sugar-mint syrup. Add enough crushed ice to the pitcher to make it about 3/4 full. Add water to fill the pitcher and continue stirring.
Select four to six tall glasses for serving (we used tall jam jars; if you have small kids you might want to use tall plastic cups). In each glass, place two strawberries and two mint leaves. "Muddle" the strawberries by coarsely mashing them with a muddler or a pestle. Pour the crushed ice mixture into each glass. Garnish with strawberries and mint leaves; serve immediately.