Homemade pink lemonade is the epitome of refreshing summer beverages. It has the perfect combination of sweet and tart and only takes a few ingredients to make.
Summer and lemonade are a match made in heaven. While the powdered mix makes a decent cup, a pitcher of homemade lemonade cannot be topped.
So Little Dude and I thought it would be fun to whip up another refreshing lemon beverage. This one uses the obvious ingredients of lemon juice and simple syrup and adds just a hint of grenadine.
The grenadine adds color of course and just a bit of flavor. So it gets that pretty pink hue and just enough of a different taste that it is obviously lemonade but with that little something extra.
In a blindfolded taste test the lemon would be very obvious. You would likely pick up on the fact there is something else there, but nothing pronounced enough to name.
Tips and tricks
Squeezing lemons will result in the best flavor, but a bottle of lemon juice will work in a pinch. Use whichever you happen to have.
Dissolving the sugar in the water is pretty quick and easy. Just make sure the it is completely dissolved for the best experience.
Feel free to toss in slices of lemon, fresh berries or even some sprigs of mint. Do whatever makes you happy!
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Slushy peach punch is family friendly and perfect for a party. It is refreshing, fun and easy to make.
Peach and blueberry wine slushies are pretty, refreshing and only take a few ingredients and a couple of minutes to make!
Do you have a favorite version of lemonade? What are your favorite summer beverages?
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- 1.5 cups granulated sugar
- 4 cups water
- 1.5 cups lemon juice
- 2-3 Tablespoon grenadine
- In saucepan over low heat, stir together sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolve. Set aside to cool a bit.
- Pour lemon juice, and sugar water into a half gallon pitcher. Add ice.
- Stir in grenadine to taste.
- Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 0g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.