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Homemade Pink Lemonade

How do you make from scratch pink lemonade? Any other interesting ingredients that you can add?

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  1. Use some muddle strawberries or raspberries, and strain the juice into your lemonade.

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    1. Watermelon juice? Never tried it. Might have to this weekend!

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      1. re: Jen76

        Do you still have lemons? The last of ours finally fell from the tree last month. Shoot, that sounds delicious, but watermelons start getting good just after the lemons are gone. grr.

        Maybe I could try with calimanci (which are just coming in with the first crop now), but I don't think I have the patience to juice fruit smaller than a golf ball.

        1. re: modthyrth

          No lemons, but I have bags of lemon juice cubes in the freezer! Never did try the watermelon pink lemonade. Hmm...maybe I'll go do that now!

      2. Traditionally it is made using grenadine. I would make my own grenadine if I could though. It is supposed to be made out of pomegranate juice but isn't anymore. I think Alton Brown has a recipe?

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        1. re: Becca Porter

          If you can get LemonX brand grenadine, it is still made out of pomegranite. You would be most likely to find in a restaurant or bar supply store, or I've seen it in liquor stores too.

        2. If you keep Maraschino cherries around for cocktails or desserts a little juice from the jar will do the trick.

          Even better, juice three Granny Smith apples and add to your lemonade for a tart kick. You can reduce the sugar somewhat due to the sweet-tartness of the apples. Green apple lemonade it addictive.

          1. Had some really nice lemonade recently that was pinkened with rhubarb juice. Tasty and seasonal.

              1. re: greygarious

                This is very good, too. I do grapefruit-lemonade a lot with the grapefruits off the tree.

              2. My version results from lemons cut in a hasty rush with a very sharp knife.

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                1. re: Veggo

                  I almost lost the tip of my thumb making your version once.....

                2. I use my home grown boysenberries - smoosh through a strainer and stir in the lemonade.

                  1. I always shunned pink lemonade but now I've got to make me some. Until now I thought of it as unhealthy!

                    1. We make ours with sliced strawberries, they mingle with the ice cubes and the colour leaches into the lemonade.

                      1. my sister made a fantastic one (not pink though) that was steeped for several hours, infused with basil leaves - let me see if I can find a recipe. Couldn't find it but this one looks great and gives that pink you are looking for. This one is obviously the quick method.