What you'll need:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
6 cups of fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other liqueur (optional)
How to make it:
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan, over low heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 3-5 minutes).
Boil the mixture for one minute then remove from heat. Pour the sugar syrup into a heatproof container, and place in the refrigerator until completely chilled. This is your simple syrup.
Place the fresh strawberries in a food processor and process until the strawberries are pureed. Transfer to a large bowl, add the lemon juice and liqueur (if using), and refrigerate until the mixture is chilled.
Combine the chilled simple syrup with the chilled pureed strawberries. Pour the mixture into a 8 inch stainless steel pan (sorbets freeze faster in stainless steel), cover with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer. When the sorbet is completely frozen (3 to 4 hours), remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature until partially thawed.
Transfer the partially thawed sorbet to the food processor, and process to break up the large ice crystals that have formed on the sorbet. (This step is what gives the sorbet its terrific fluffy texture.) Place the sorbet back into the pan and refreeze for at least three hours before serving. Serves 6-8