Pink Lemonade!

Canada
March 7, 2009 5:08pm CST
On a sweltering hot day, there is nothing more refreshing than a nice cold refreshing glass of lemonade! Now there is yellow and there is pink..I love both but prefer the pink..But if lemons are yellow, then how do you make pink lemonade?? THere are various answers, all of them right!!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
8 Mar 09
I'm not much for lemonade because it is just too sweet for my taste. Pink lemonade is made several ways. One is with food dye. Another is to add cranberry juice, grenadine, and crushed strawberries. There are pink lemons called variegated pink-fleshed Eureka lemons, but they usually are not used to make pink lemonade. These lemons really are pink. There are a couple of interesting stories about how pink lemonade came into being. Red cinnamon hearts accidentally were added to a batch of lemonade at a carnival concession. The other story is that a man named Pete Conklin who ran a circus lemonade and peanut concession actually was the one who invented the drink. One day in 1857, while Conklin was making regular lemonade, he ran out of water. In desperation, he used the pink water from a tub that one of the bareback riders had used to wash her red tights. Unfazed, Conklin added some lemon slices and sold the concoction as “strawberry lemonade,” promptly doubling his sales. And, as they say, when life gives you lemons. This story is from carnival historian Joe Nickell, in his 2005 book Secrets of the Sideshows,
• Canada
8 Mar 09
hehehehe...I read the same article while researching. Pretty interesting story I must say..I personally make pink lemonade with cherry juice from marashino cherries or strawberries..Odd that you find lemonade too sweet unless you tasted the sweetened type which is more a drink than an actual juice..Most people find it slightly tart in flavour. Try the unsweetened..
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I do usually add about a tablespoon or 2 to my drinking water every day but lemonade is made with sugar.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Thanks sandymay for the BR
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
mmmm pink lemonade!! i haven't had that in YEARS!! overall i love lemonade, its refreshing on a nice hot summer day and i love the tartness ...hmm since there are obviously no pink lemons, my only logical theory would be food coloring!
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I have no idea why I even thought of lemonade, here in the winter! Whatever the reason, I am now craving some and will be going looking for some tomorrow..Yes the food colouring is one way, but there are several more. Thanks for responding, and I hear its warming up after the deepfreeze in your part of the country!
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
9 Mar 09
yes, yes it is warming up here..finally! LOL its been pretty wet lately. tomorrow's forecast calls for rain/snow. its been raining for the past couple of days and said to rain throughout the week but that's spring weather for you right? so im not gonna complain! just means summer is on the way
@jenisky (406)
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
hello sandymay, i love to drinklemonade too but i don't know how to do it..when i dine in outside i always ask for a lemonade for my drinks.i also love the pink lemonade from gatorade.my family loves it too,we always buy it.
• Canada
8 Mar 09
Lemonade is just really refreshing...do you notice a difference in taste between the pink and yellow?
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
8 Mar 09
My guess is artificial coloring to make the lemonade pink~ but I really have no idea. I also like to drink lemonade on hot days or even in the evenings. I like to drink pink too. I wonder what it is about pink lemonade verses yellow that would make both of us to like pink better.
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I think there is just something more refreshing and appealing about the pink colour..Have you tried adding strawberries in a blender to lemonade?...YUMMY Ok, I know what im doing tomorrow!...maybe some low fat icecream too!!
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
I prefer yellow lemonade over Pink. Pink lemonade tastes like Pomelo and I think that's actually what some people do - they mix lemon juice with pomelo flavor in order to have a still lemony but different drink :P And it's pink! Thanks for the response on my discussion!