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Homemade Pink Lemonade

If you have never made homemade pink lemonade now is the time! This easy recipe for pink lemonade is fun, simple, and perfect for those hot summer days.

One of the best things about homemade pink lemonade is the refreshing blend of sweet and tart. This quick and simple recipe is quick to make but it’s so tasty you’ll find yourself making it all the time.

I love to make batches of lemonade during the summer, it’s just so perfect for those extra hot days. Try out Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, and The Most Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade With Blueberries for more lemonade inspiration this summer.

Homemade Pink Lemonade drink

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Isn’t making homemade lemonade harder than using a mix?

Homemade lemonade really isn’t all that difficult to make. You can whip it up pretty easily and if you have a juicer it’s even easier!

When it comes to sweetener you can use a variety of things like agave, stevia, sugar, etc.

I usually use regular sugar but you can also use honey, agave syrup, stevia, or any type of artificial sweetener! If you are on Keto you can use the swerve sweeteners which work great and are low carb.

Make sure to use a conversion chart on the bag or you can use this link to figure out how to adjust from sugar to other options.

For this pink lemonade we’re using cranberry juice to give the lemonade that lovely pink hue. You can also use some pomegranate juice for the color but it will give it some of that same flavor!

Homemade Pink Lemonade drinks

Here’s what you’ll need for this quick and easy pink lemonade recipe:

This homemade pink lemonade recipe uses lemons, water, sugar, lemon juice and cranberry juice! That’s all. Just five ingredients stand between you and the most delicious homemade pink lemonade.

You can find the full amounts and ingredients list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post!

How to make homemade pink lemonade from scratch:

This recipe is super simple…you are going to be shocked…but it’s just a few steps from start to finish. Heat the sugar in water so it’s dissolved completely. Let it cool in the fridge for an hour.

mixing sugar with hot water to dissolve it for pink lemonade

Mix lemon juice, cranberry juice and sugar water together in a large pitcher.

ingredients for pink drink including lemon juice, cranberry juice and sugar

Add lemon slices to each glass and serve it over ice for a refreshing summer drink!

glasses with slices of lemon for homemade pink lemonade

It truly is as simple as that to make a homemade pink lemonade recipe. You’ll find that it’s tasty and quick. Simple to make and so delicious everyone will beg for the recipe!

Pink Lemonade drink for summer parties

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like this strawberry lemonade recipe:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes (like strawberry lemonade) you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

For this recipe we’ll need a cutting board, some knives, a juicer makes life easier too. Of course you’ll also need a pitcher and some glasses to serve up this tasty drink recipe. I like this stirring spoon for my pitchers of drinks as well!

I also like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough. 

Pink lemonade made with cranberry juice and lemon juice

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Looking for other recipes to try?

If you are looking for even more delicious recipes to try you are in the right place. We have summer classic that you won’t want to miss like The Best Pasta Salads Ever or Strawberry Jello Pie Recipe!

You should also check out Feta Watermelon Salad, Pistachio Salad, Tomato Salad With Basil, Homemade Coffee Whipped Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, and The Best Fruit Salad Recipes!

Yield: 4 Servings

Homemade Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade drink for summer parties

If you have never made homemade pink lemonade now is the time! This easy recipe for pink lemonade is fun, simple, and perfect for those hot summer days.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • Lemon slices, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over high heat bring the sugar and one cup of water just to a boil with the sugar dissolved 
  2. Allow to come to room temperature then pour into a bowl and refrigerate for about an hour 
  3. Add the sugar syrup to a pitcher and stir in lemon and cranberry juices and remaining water - mix well 
  4. Chill until ready to serve 
  5. Serve over ice with lemon slices and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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