Lemonade is a great summery drink to have on hand at all times. And when it is pretty pink lemonade, it is even better.
Pink lemonade is the Jake Ryan of the lemonade world. It’s pretty, for sure. And you want to be seen with it in your hand. But when it all comes to light, there’s really not much to it.
Believe me, it’s painful to say that about Jake Ryan. But for me, the light was shed on him a long time ago. I didn’t always find him vapid and shallow. A high school English teacher made me this cynical bitch who can no longer fully enjoy Sixteen Candles for all it is worth. Jake Ryan likes Samantha because she is always looking at him. Those are his exact words. He openly notes that he could “get a piece of ass” any time he wants. So yeah, he’s a real charmer.
Clearly, Samantha loves him for the same reason we all do. He’s pretty. Easy on the eyes. So cool. And that’s kind of how pink lemonade is, in a way. It’s pretty. The kind of drink you want to carry around and sip all summer, because it is pretty. When it boils down to it, there isn’t really a lot to pink lemonade. A good cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and a lot of cool water. Then, the main ingredient that makes it pink – Grenadine. Just a few splashes of the sweet syrup gives you a nice pink hue and a huge depth of flavor. It adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to your lemonade.
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Grenadine
- 6 cups water
- Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until sugar fully dissolves. Pour sugar mixture into a pitcher.
- Pour lemon juice and Grenadine into the pitcher with the sugar. Top with 6 cups water.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.