Homemade Pink Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Pink Lemonade

Now that the weather is warming up, it is more important to stay hydrated, especially if the kids are outside playing or you are working in the garden!

Of course, we all know that just plain water is the best thing to drink to cool you down, but sometimes you just want a little sweetness. When that happens, I prefer to first turn to something as simple as some infused water, but my children want soda or lemonade.

With this homemade pink lemonade recipe, I can give them just that, but without all the chemicals that are in soda and the powdered mixes. Yes – it still has quite a bit of sugar in it, but you can use organic sugar and just limit this to an infrequent treat! (but in the meantime, I still prefer my blueberry mint water!)

To make this homemade pink lemonade, you will need:

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup cranberry juice (get 100% juice, not “cranberry cocktail”)
  • 5 cups water
  • additional lemon slices (for garnish)

Scroll down for the directions!

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Homemade Pink Lemonade Recipe

By Mindi
Skip the powders and chemicals and make this refreshing homemade pink lemonade recipe from scratch!

Yield – 7 cups

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup cranberry juice (get 100% juice, not “cranberry cocktail”)
  • 5 cups water
  • additional lemon slices (for garnish)

Directions

  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and heat until boiling and the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.
  • In a large pitcher, mix the sugar syrup, lemon juice, cranberry juice and remaining water.
  • Stir to combine and refrigerate until chilled
  • Serve over ice with a lemon slice for garnish

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