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Homemade Pink Lemonade

Rippin200 Jun 17, 2010 12:08 PM

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

  1. Phurstluv Jun 17, 2010 02:46 PM

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

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    1. re: Phurstluv
      julesincoq Jun 17, 2010 07:49 PM

      or cranberries!

    2. Jen76 Jun 17, 2010 08:05 PM

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

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      1. re: Jen76
        modthyrth Jul 7, 2010 09:06 AM

        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
          Jen76 Jul 7, 2010 06:12 PM

          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. Becca Porter Jul 7, 2010 09:10 AM

        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
          coll Jul 8, 2010 01:59 AM

          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.

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          CDouglas Jul 7, 2010 12:53 PM

          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. the_MU Jul 7, 2010 01:00 PM

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

            1. greygarious Jul 7, 2010 03:57 PM

              Red grapefruit

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              1. re: greygarious
                Jen76 Jul 7, 2010 06:14 PM

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

              2. Veggo Jul 7, 2010 04:07 PM

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

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                1. re: Veggo
                  Phurstluv Jul 7, 2010 04:19 PM

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

                2. 512window Jul 7, 2010 04:17 PM

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

                  1. coll Jul 8, 2010 02:02 AM

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

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                      AnotherMother Jul 8, 2010 05:03 AM

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

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                        lexpatti Jul 8, 2010 06:03 AM

                        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.


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