Summer Days Pink Lemonade.

This is my favorite lemonade recipe. It is Strong and sweet. Perfect for those really hot days of summer when the sun quickly melts the ice away. You can easily adjust the strength though by using less lemons or sugar to your liking. Grenadine is used to make it pink and to add a subtle fruitiness. People always ask “how do you make it pink”. But few can ever guess.

12 ea. lemons, tips removed, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin.

2 3/4 c. sugar

3 pt. cold water

2 T. grenadine syrup

1) place lemons into deep container and cover with sugar. muddle and mash them together till juice is extracted. let sit 20 min.

2) add water and stir well.

3) pass mixture through strainer into a large pitcher, gently squeezing out the lemons.

4) add grenadine and chill til service.

This recipe will make about 2qts. of lemonade. be sure to serve over plenty of ice as it is a rather strong brew….. enjoy


About wileychef

Robert is a Kentucky native, raised on a farm in the middle of tobacco country. He first started cooking with his grandmother at a young age. This was the beginning of a life long passion for food and cooking. He later studied culinary arts at The National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University. Robert now lives and works as a chef in Portland OR.
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4 Responses to Summer Days Pink Lemonade.

  1. dragonlife says:

    What with the heat aroud the corner in Japan, that certainly is a handy drink!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (just in case wordpress takes you to my fantasy blog!)

  2. Ruth says:

    Earlier I was thinking about how much I loved the lemonade you made, and how I had forgotten to ask you for the recipe. Now I will never go thirsty again!

    • wileychef says:

      I’m glad you liked it. It is my favorite way to make it. Just remember though. This recipe is stronger then what I made before. It is strong so that it can be mixed with ice ahead of time and sit with out becoming to diluted. so if you are going to make it to sit in the fridge just dilute it with more water to taste. Enjoy

      • Ruth says:

        The bottle of grenadine you left at home somehow turned into an ant trap. I was looking at it yesterday and I noticed tons of ants floating, so I’m not sure if it was left open for a little too long or if the lid just isn’t ant proof, as it was closed when i found it.

        Ah, well. I may try using the raspberry syrup instead. Or I could try making rhubarb syrup for super-tart lemonade!

        Anyway, you should post some more of your Fourth of July recipes (german potato salad!!!)!!

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