I love this time of year, picnics in the park and lazy hazy days in the sun.  It wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have our pink lemonade.  Why is it we reach for the pink lemonade before the lemon colored?  where ever you are in the World, the pink stuff will always be the first to go. The following is a recipe on the best lemonade I have ever tasted.  The best thing is it is purely natural…no red dye in this recipe!

pink lemonade

For reasons I cannot adequately put my finger on, if you show up to a potluck or picnic this weekend with carafes of freshly-squeezed lemonade, you will be welcomed and adored, but if you show up with the same carafes of freshly-made pink lemonade, people will actually freak out. Why is pink lemonade so much more exciting than the pale yellow that accurately depicts the lemons from which it is derived? It’s a mystery to me as well but I — a person who does not own a single pink garment and likes to consider myself immune to pastel-tinted charms — will always reach for it first.

auditioning many types of pink
a model of lemon-juicing efficiency

3 cups cold water
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
1 cup (about 5 ounces) fresh raspberries, blackberries or sliced strawberries
1 cup lemon juice (from 4 to 6 lemons, depending on size and juicer efficiency)

In a 1-liter carafe, combine water and 1/4 cup granulated sugar and shake it several times. Set this aside in the fridge to chill and dissolve while you prepare the other ingredients.

Combine your berry of choice with remaining tablespoon of sugar; it’s best to let the strawberries sit with the sugar for 10 minutes to get the color and juices flowing; blackberries and raspberries can be used right away.

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What a quick, simple but most importantly natural DIY pink lemonade recipe.  I am off to a BBQ this coming Weekend, and will be armed with a few bottles of the pink stuff.  Try this recipe for yourself, you will love it, the kids will love it and its so much more nutritious than the branded stuff!

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