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Homemade Pink Lemonade

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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.

Glasses of pink lemonade on ice.

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.

One of the fun parts is lemonade is such an easy thing to put a spin on. We have made honey sweetened lemonade and blackberry lemonade as well.

Ingredients for making homemade pink lemonade.

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.

freshly made pink lemonade.

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.

Glasses of freshly made pink lemonade.

Feel free to toss in slices of lemon, fresh berries or even some sprigs of mint. Do whatever makes you happy!

More refreshing beverage recipes

A cold pitcher of cherry limeade is sure to cool you off and tickle your taste buds. Have your kids help squeeze the limes and reward them with a glass.

Aloha punch is always a hit at parties. It is family friendly and filled with fruit punch, pineapple juice, orange sherbet and more!

Slushy peach punch is family friendly and perfect for a party. It is refreshing, fun and easy to make.

pink lemonade in glass

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?

Love this recipe? Give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review in the recipe card below!

Yield: 8 Servings (1/2 Gallon)

Homemade Pink Lemonade

Homemade Pink Lemonade

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1.5 cups lemon juice
  • 2-3 Tablespoon grenadine

Instructions

  1. In saucepan over low heat, stir together sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolve. Set aside to cool a bit.
  2. Pour lemon juice, and sugar water into a half gallon pitcher. Add ice.
  3. Stir in grenadine to taste.
  4. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

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.

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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.

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Audrey

Monday 26th of July 2021

Sometimes lemonade is just too tart for me, but I like the idea of using Grenadine Syrup. I think that that should cut the tartness enough for me to enjoy the lemonade. Thank you for sharing.

Carlee

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

I hope you do enjoy it!

Andrea Nine

Friday 23rd of July 2021

How did I not know this..about the grenadine, itโ€™s just GORGEOUS!

Carlee

Friday 23rd of July 2021

It's good for more than just Shirley Temples! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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