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Old 05-01-2006, 06:59 PM   #11
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This Wikipedia article has some interesting information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemonade

This article is interesting as well:
http://www.greensense.com/Features/W.../wild_pink.htm
It mentions pink lemonade originally being made from red sumac (also referred to in the Wiki article).
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #12
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I didn't know either, so I looked it up. Pomegranite syrup, cranberry juice, strawberries and raspberries were all mentioned.
I would imagine the pomegranite syrup was the first thing used. I'll bet strawberreies or raspberries would be downright heavenly!
Don't care for cranberry juice, sorry.
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:15 PM   #13
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Yes, that's true. Foreign variations of pink lemonade were made using sumac berries. The berries of certain sumac species have a lemony taste & are used in quite a few Turkish/African dishes.

But true old-fashioned pink lemonade was made with a dollop of Gireaux syrup - at least as far back as 1956.

Other versions were just considered "fruit-flavored lemonade".
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:41 PM   #14
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For our information, I think this explains it all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenadin_syrup
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:48 PM   #15
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Of all the choices given so far, the Grenadine makes the most sense to me.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #16
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Minute Maid Pink Lemonade contains PURE FILTERED WATER, SWEETENERS (HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SUGAR), LEMON JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, GRAPE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (FOR COLOR), LEMON PULP, NATURAL FLAVORS.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:20 AM   #17
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Thany you everyone, I really got to know alot I was wondering if there is a special ingredient that is put in it to make it thicker? (the one i had was really sweet, thick and frothy)
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:00 AM   #18
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Are you sure it was pink lemonade. Lemonade is never frothy or thick and syrupy. Someone must have tinkered with the recipe if you had it at someones house. Lemonade is light and refreshing and pink if you want it pink and that's how I have had it for as long as I can remember.

I would suggest that you ask your friends to buy you an instant lemonade powder (sold again in grocery stores). If you like it pink they can buy the pink one. I believe it's much simpler that way. If they don't you can still make it by using fresh lemons and pomogrenate juice as others recommended.

I normally make mine by mixing the powder with water and also some single string sugar syrup. I dont care for the super tart lemonade so I like to sweeten mine up. Always remember to add a pinch of salt to it as well because it just heightens the flavor of the lemons and the sugar.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:41 PM   #19
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It wasn't extremely frothy. I had it at a mall. It must've been mixed with something.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:32 PM   #20
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This is the first time I realized you could make pink lemonade without a powdered mix.
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