How to Make Pink Lemonade (and why you'll never go back to store bought again)
There is something nostalgic about drinking a glass of tart, yet sweet, pink lemonade.
Sure, you could easily pick up a can of frozen pink lemonade or a container of powdered pink lemonade from the grocery store to recreate those childhood memories.
But, have you ever tried homemade pink lemonade?
With a handful of simple ingredients and a few quick stirs, you'll not only have a yummy drink to enjoy, but you can rest a little easier knowing exactly what is (and is NOT) being ingested into your body ;)
Once you've made pink lemonade yourself you'll never go back.
How to Make Classic Pink Lemonade
- 2 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 2 cup Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed is best, but bottled works in a pinch)
- 1 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
- 5 cup Water
- Citrus Wedges for Garnish
Combine 1 cup of water with the 2 1/2 cups of white sugar in a sauce pan. Heat on high until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has just come to a boil.
Cool, and then store the simple syrup in the fridge until you're ready to mix up the pink lemonade.
Its best if the simple syrup can stay in the fridge for at least an hour so it will be nice and cold when you mix everything together.
In a serving pitcher, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, cranberry juice and the remaining 4 cups of water.
Stir until the ingredients are mixed together and then store in the fridge until you're ready to drink!
Serve over ice and add a citrus wedge or two for garnish.
Rosemary Pink Lemonade
For an unexpected twist, try adding a few sprigs of rosemary to your pink lemonade!
Adults-Only Pink Lemonade
When the kids are all tucked into bed, and it's time for you to watch the sun set on your back patio try one of these adults-only versions of pink lemonade!
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All images by Alexis Lea Photography.