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Old 05-01-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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How do I make pink lemonade?

I had pink lemonade when I was in the US. How can I make one at home? Please give me a non-alcoholic recipe. Thanks :)

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Old 05-01-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Well, it is very simple, you take Pink lemons ...
okay i'm just kidding. To be honest with you I'm not sure. Here they sell powder, you just add watter. But in reality it is regular lemonade just add some pink food color, I assume. Maybe some body else will corect me.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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I had pink lemonade when I was in the US. How can I make one at home? Please give me a non-alcoholic recipe. Thanks :)
Pink Lemonade
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
PREPARATION:
Mix everything in a pitcher and stir until dissolved. Serve lemonade over ice.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'm more than happy to correct you. REAL "Pink Lemonade" is made by adding pomegranite syrup (aka Gireaux syrup) to regular lemonade. Food coloring??? Cranberry juice??? A joke & ot even close to the true original, (& frankly - yuck. Don't even suggest it).

Back in the days of my youth, an elderly neighborhood woman held a huge July 4th party, & every year a different child got the honor of helping her prepare the food, the best of which was making the pitchers & pitchers of pink lemonade.

While we squeezed dozens & dozens of lemons, she carefully measured out the pomegranate syrup in just the right proportions.

"Gireaux Syrup" was advertised back then on all the kiddie TV shows, especially "Sonny Fox" & another childrens icon who's name escapes me at the moment. It was supposed to be great mixed with milk, although lemonade was all we used it for.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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Wow, you learn something new every day. Thanks Debbie, I didn't know that the addition of the cranberry juice was what made it pink.

Tip: To make sure the sugar dissolves completely, heat up the water and add the sugar. Let cool and then add the juice.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #6
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Cranberry juice "isn't" what makes or made "pink" lemonade pink. It was old-fashioned Gireaux syrup, which was & still is made from pomegranites.

These days the true syrup is pricier than cranberry juice, thus the cheaper recipes that continue to crop up. But adding cranberry juice is NOT the true pink lemonade recipe of old..
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Breezy Cooking, could you add pure pomegranite juice and get similar results as the Gireaux?
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:52 PM   #8
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What about trying something different? Try using red grapefruit, their juice has a great pink colour and delicious tart flavour.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:35 PM   #9
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I don't know where you get your pink lemonade, but where I get mine, they make it pink with a touch of grape juice.


Apologies to Mr. LaGasse
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:48 PM   #10
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Never made a home-made version. I always bought the frozen concentrate stuff.
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