How to Make Pink Lemonade (and why you'll never go back to store bought again)

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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.

 

pink lemonade adorned with lemon and grapefruit slices in a 32 oz wide mouth reusable mason jar tumbler that reads stay humble, hustle hard

 

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?

 

classic pink lemonade topped with fresh slices of grapefruit and lemon in a reusable mason jar tumbler

 

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.

Trust us.

 

  

How to Make Classic Pink Lemonade

 

pink lemonade in a reusable glass tumbler

  

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

fresh slice of lemon and grapefruit on the edge of a glass mason jar full of pink lemonade 

 

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.

 

wide mouth mason jar filled with ice cubes and pale pink lemonade topped with citrus wedges and a reusable straw

 

 

Rosemary Pink Lemonade 

 

For an unexpected twist, try adding a few sprigs of rosemary to your pink lemonade!

 

Rosemary pink lemonade in a reusable mason jar tumbler

 

  

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!

Easy Adult Pink Lemonade (with Vodka)

Pink Moscato Strawberry Lemonade

 

bent reusable stainless steel straw with black silicone tip on a mason jar tumbler filled with pink lemonade

 

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'Stay Humble/Hustle Hard' Mason Jar Tumbler

'BREW-nette' Mason Jar Tumbler

Reusable Straws

 

All images by Alexis Lea Photography

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