Pink Lemonade – A simple, 4 ingredient drink that is bright and refreshing. Homemade lemonade with cranberry juice mixed in and served over ice.
When I was a kid, one of my go-to drinks to get during the summer was pink lemonade. It was always such a bright punch of flavor and such a pretty shade of pink. Technically, it is cranberry lemonade as I make it from homemade lemonade and cranberry juice but it adds just the right amount of flavor and color.
All of these years later, it is a favorite drink to make for guests during the summer because you can make a nice big batch super easily. With the snow finally starting to melt here in Michigan, I was getting antsy for summer and I decided to make a batch of pink lemonade this week. It was the perfect way to sip away those winter blues while pretending I was somewhere much warmer.
Common Questions About Making Pink Lemonade
What is pink lemonade?
Pink lemonade is a drink made with lemon juice, sugar, water, and cranberry juice. It is a typical lemonade with cranberry juice in it which gives it the nice pink color.
How many serving does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 4 servings but it can easily be doubled if you want more.
Should I use homemade lemonade or pre-made lemonade?
You can use whichever you prefer. If you have a pre-made lemonade that you love or you just don’t want to deal with making the lemonade from scratch, that is totally fine! Just substitute in pre-made lemonade for the water and sugar in the recipe.
Is pink lemonade the same as strawberry lemonade?
No, pink lemonade is generally just lemonade colored pink while strawberry lemonade is flavored with strawberries.
What else can I add to pink lemonade?
I like adding slices of lemon or fresh strawberry slices for a pop of color.
What other types of lemonade can I make?
There are so many options! Some of my favorites include –
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Ginger Lemonade
- Kentucky Lemonade
- Rosemary Lemonade
- Matcha Lemonade
- Lemonade Spritzer
- Lavender Lemonade
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- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups water, divided
- Fresh lemons (for garnish)
- In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. Cook until sugar has dissolved.
- In a pitcher, combine the remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and sugar syrup. Stir to combine.
- Fill your glasses with ice and pour over pink lemonade. Garnish with slices of lemonade and serve.
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