Pink Lemonade Recipe

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I know this is out of season right now but I just had to try this recipe for pink lemonade. This recipe was submitted by one of my readers, Jonathan Kent. I had never made pink lemonade before and when I saw the recipe I found it interesting and decided to try it. Mr. Kent had informed me that he had to do a lot of trial and error to get this recipe perfect. I pretty much followed his recipe completely, except I did not have a juicer so I hand squeezed the lemons. For the blueberries, they should be well rounded tablespoons as seen in the picture. The end result was good but I did find the lemonade to be a tad bit sweet, so if you are not a fan of sweet lemonade, I would recommend cutting down on the sugar a little bit. Even though it is out of season I would recommend trying this one, or stick it away for the warmer weather. Enjoy.
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Ingredients:
1 2/3 cups fresh lemon juice (from 6-7 lemons)
8 cups water
1 2/3 cup sugar (or less, depending on how you like it)
3 strawberries (ends removed and cut in half)
2 rounded tablespoons blueberries

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: In a small sauce pan combine sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow the mixture to cool until it has reached room temperature. Then refrigerate until chilled.
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Step 2: Juice lemons (removing seeds but keeping the pulp). Set aside. In a blender combine the blueberries, strawberries, and 1 cup of water. Blend well.
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Step 3:  In a pitcher, pour in the lemon juice. Place a mesh strainer over the pitcher and pour the blueberry/strawberry mixture into the strainer. Use a large spoon to squeeze most of the liquid into the pitcher and leave most of the pulp in the strainer. Remove the strainer and stir in chilled water/sugar mixture and 6 cups of water. Mix well and put into the refrigerator until chilled.

       

4 Responses to “Pink Lemonade Recipe”

  1. Kent — November 23, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

    Thanks Bobby. :)

  2. Jackie — December 2, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    Hi Bobby

    I was wondering could you use frozen blueberries in this recipe.

  3. Bobby — December 2, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    Jackie – Yes, you could use frozen blueberries.

  4. Kris — December 3, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    This looks sooo good. I love pink lemonade!

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