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(Naturally!) Pink Lemonade Recipe

Lemonade is a classic summertime drink. Maybe you were one of those kids who set up their own lemonade stand or have a good friend who always has a pitcher of the good, ice-cold stuff on hand in the fridge. Either way, it's hard to deny the nostalgic, refreshing appeal of a delicious glass of lemonade!

The best part about lemonade? It can be upgraded by adding fruits, herbs, and other flavors. But sometimes you don't want anything extra. Sometimes you want that classic tang - and you want it to be pink!

Lemonade commonly gets its hue from sugary juice or syrup. However, in this recipe a root vegetable helps to achieve this pretty color.

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Cook Time: 5 Mins

Servings: 6 Glasses

  • 10 lemons

  • 1 ¼ cups sugar

  • 5 cups water

  • ½ tablespoon beetroot juice

  • Using a peeler or a zester, peel strips of lemon zest from one of the lemons. Then, juice all of the lemons.

  • Add the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and water to a saucepan and heat until all the sugar has dissolved.

  • Leave the mixture to cool, strain it to remove the lemon peel, then stir in the beet juice until you've reached the desired pink color.

  • Store in the fridge and serve cold over ice, with extra lemon slices.


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