Why is pink lemonade so much more appealing than regular lemonade? What makes pink lemonade pink? Doesn’t the canned stuff just has food dye in it to make it pink? I haven’t bought it in decades so don’t really know.
How to Make Pink Lemonade
You know the easiest way to make lemonade pink? Add some cranberry juice!
Isn’t it pretty? I think it’s even pinker than what we used to get frozen in the can growing up. I love this homemade pink lemonade, with its gentle addition of cranberry juice. It’s the perfect refreshing cooler for a hot summer day.
Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade RecipePrint
- 1 1/4 cup sugar (if using unsweetened cranberry juice, 1 cup if using sweetened)
- 4 cups water (divided)
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
1 Make a "simple syrup" by heating sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
2 Stir together the remaining water, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Make adjustments to taste. Chill for an hour, or add ice to cool.
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