There’s a nice balance of sweet and tart in this refreshing summer drink. It becomes perfectly pink with the addition of grape juice. —Cindy Bartnicki, Mount Prospect, Illinois
Yield: 6 Servings
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 lemon peel strips
- 1 cup lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
- 1 tablespoon grape juice
- Lemon slices and maraschino cherries, optional
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water, sugar and lemon peel to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Discard lemon peel.
- In a large pitcher, combine the remaining water, lemon juice, grape juice and sugar mixture. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries if desired.
1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 141 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.
Originally published as Fresh-Squeezed Pink Lemonade in Reminisce August/September 2010, p47