Pink Lemonade

by Michelle on April 9, 2011

Well it’s almost that time of year for lounging around and drinking tall, cool beverages in the warm summer sun. Today is such a gorgeous day, I could not wait any longer for my first sip of Lemonade!

Lemonade has always been one of my favorite non-caffeine beverages. My Mom made the best lemonade but I’ve never been able to duplicate hers. She did not use a recipe just fresh lemons, water, sugar and always slices of fresh lime as a garnish. This weekend I experimented a bit and came up with a substitute. My concoction is a pink lemonade but it’s pretty darn good.

Pink Lemonade
Recipe developed in the kitchen of BigBlackDog

6 whole fresh lemons
1 cup sugar
Water
1 fresh lime
1 c. unsweetened cranberry juice

Garnish:
1 whole lime, sliced thin
Course sugar **See note
Sugar coated Jelly

Juice and zest 6 fresh lemons. Add enough water to the lemon juice to make 4 cups of liquid. Add cranberry juice and 1 cup sugar or more to taste and the lemon zest. Zest 1 lime and add the zest. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill pitcher with ice and lemonade. Moisten edge of glass and dip in course sugar. Garish with fresh lime slices and a jelly.

Note: I usually do the sugar dipping ahead of time. As the sugar dries it will stick to the edge of the glass. This way you only get a taste of the sugar while sipping your drink.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog for Pink Saturday and please visit Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see what the other Pinksters are up to!

And don’t forget our Pink Saturday motto:

Get Pink !!!

It’s not just a color, it’s an attitude.

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  • Bonnie April 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Your post looks downright tropical Michelle. And that lemonade! It’s not lemonade weather here yet. 34 today and snowing, but I can dream.

  • Katrina April 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Yum! That looks so good and it’s even snowing here right now!

  • Sheila April 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    That is just too pretty to drink! I could just sit and stare at it, Michelle. It’s gorgeous!

    And it sounds refreshing, too. I could use a glass about right now. Can you add something hard to that to help my nerves from the trees that are down in our yard??? 😉

    You should share this one Pink Saturday. It’s the perfect color!

    Love this…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Aimee Hall April 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    That looks so refreshing! Yum :)

  • GirlNamedJames April 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    We just opened our pool 2 days ago, and this lemonade will be great out there! Thanks for the idea about the gumdrop!

  • pam April 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Oh, that sounds wonderful!

  • Bonnie April 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Lemonade on the porch is my trademark. I will be giving this a try. Though I’m sure it won’t look as good as your does. Thanks for sharing.

  • farida April 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    This Pink Lemonade is so fresh and wanna to try it. Thanks

    farida

  • NYCSingleMom April 10, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Sounds refreshing and easy. Great brunch recipe.

  • Lori E April 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

    It is beautiful and makes me believe that summer is coming soon. I like the jelly on the side. Good idea to let the sugar dry on. I hate it when I take a sip and the salt or sugar falls all over me.

  • Helen in CA April 12, 2011 at 1:47 am

    What about the cranberry juice? Add it w/ the water?

    • Michelle April 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

      Oops you are right Helen! I forgot to mention when to add the cranberry juice. I’ve fixed the directions now. Thank you for the catching that mistake.

      Michelle

  • patsy April 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, what a perfect warm-weather beverage! I alwasy plan to make lemonade, but it never seems to happen.

  • Danielle April 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    love it! looks so refreshing. Could use a tall glass today….maybe with a little limoncello added in? hee hee

  • Marsha@Splenderosa April 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    HPS to you, and best wishes for a wonderful Easter holiday weekend.
    xx’s Marsha

  • Jorgelina April 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!!!

  • Terri April 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Hi Michelle — love your definition of pink — it’s not a color; it is an attitude! And your pink lemonade is very pretty and looks delicious. Happy Easter and PS Blessings Terri

  • Marydon April 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Looks very refreshing & inviting.
    Have a beautiful & happy Easter
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

  • Denise April 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    OMGosh I am still drinking hot cocoa! Love your blog!
    Thank you for sharing ~ HPS & Happy Easter~

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