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Jun 17, 2010 12:08 PM

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.