Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe

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Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe – easy pink lemonade loaded with nostalgic charm with just lemon, grenadine, and simple syrup.

This pink lemonade oozes nostalgic charm – it’s easy to make with simple ingredients, and has a pretty pink hue that is perfect to serve at summer parties!

This lemonade is great for kids to help make, and can be whipped up in no time.

We’re not using cranberry juice or raspberry juice to make this lemonade pink, but instead adding grenadine for the classic tart and sweet pomegranate based syrup.

We’re also mixing up a quick simple syrup and squeezing some fresh lemons for flavor that is so fresh, you’ll want to sip it all summer long.

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out our Sparkling Pineapple Lemon and Lime Soda Recipe!

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How To Make Simple Syrup

Simple syrup might sound complicated – but it’s really just sugar and water that are boiled to combine to dissolve into a mix that is easy to stir into drinks to sweeten them without having to worry about sugar granules.

To make a basic simple syrup, you need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar

To make simple syrup, please follow our steps below:

  • Place half of the water into a medium-size saucepot.
  • Add the sugar and whisk it together.
  • Place over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. You know the sugar is dissolved when the mixture becomes clear again.
  • Let it cool slightly on the countertop.

How To Get More Juice From Lemons

Lemons are the most important part of lemonade – so it’s essential to get as much juice out of them as possible!

There are a couple easy tips and tricks to get as much juice out of your lemons as possible, so you’re using a ton to get enough to get a tart, sweet flavor.

  • Roll lemons on countertop before cutting to loosen juice.
  • Microwave lemons for 20 seconds loosens juice to get more juice from each lemon.

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Recipe FAQs

How long does pink lemonade last?

This lemonade can be kept in an airtight container (we like using a jar with a tight fitting lid) in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe

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Two glasses of pink lemonade with lemon slices and mint.
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Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe – easy pink lemonade loaded with nostalgic charm with just lemon, grenadine, and simple syrup.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword drinks, pink lemonade
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 102kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water divided
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 cups lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 2-4 tablespoons grenadine

Instructions

  • Place half of the water into a medium-size saucepot.
  • Add the sugar and whisk it together.
  • Place over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. You know the sugar is dissolved when the mixture becomes clear again.
  • Let it cool slightly on the countertop.
  • To a large pitcher, add the lemon juice, sugar water, the remaining 2 cups water, and grenadine.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to chill and serve over ice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 23g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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