Old fashioned homemade pink lemonade with fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup of sugar and water, and cranberry juice for color. This pink lemonade is the cherry top to summer days.
- 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.