Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Homemade Pink Lemonade


1 1/2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

6 cups cold water

2 cups ice cubes

1 lemon cut into slices

1/2 cup grenadine


First make a simple syrup. In a small saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add the sugar and  stir so that the sugar dissolves. Allow the simple syrup to cool at room temperature. Then cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.

In a pitcher combine the simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cold water, ice, lemon slices and grenadine. Stir so that everything is combined. 

Quick tip: roll the lemon on your counter for 10 to 15 seconds. This helps to release the lemon juice.

This lemonade is so pretty and refreshing!