The Fourth of July is approaching, the perfect time for a cool refreshing drink during the hot summer day! All you need to do to add the pink to this lemonade recipe is cranberry juice. It’s tart just like unsweetened lemon juice. When dissolved with a simple syrup it makes for the ultimate refresher.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 to 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Make the simple syrup: Heat sugar (use 1 1/4 cups of sugar if you’ll be using unsweetened cranberry juice) and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and let it cool.
- Stir together the lemonade: Combine the remaining water, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a pitcher. Make adjustments to taste. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
- Chill, then serve: Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour, or add in ice to cool the lemonade.
Source: Simply Recipes