Homemade strawberry pink lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink. It's easy to make, super tasty, and a great twist for our old-fashioned lemonade!
Maybe you've got a bunch of lemons, and you don't know what to do with them. Maybe you love lemonade but want to try something different than the regular one. Whatever the case may be, this strawberry pink lemonade will be perfect for you.
Is Pink Lemonade made with strawberries?
According to the story, it's believed that pink lemonade was invented in a circus and initially gained its color with food coloring or strawberries.
Over the years, people have been varying the way to give the lemonade its pink color by adding cranberries, raspberries, pomegranate, etc. Here is a link to a fun article by Food Network, talking about its possible invention and variations.
In my pink lemonade, I prefer to use strawberries. In addition to giving a delicious taste, it is healthier than food coloring. Also, it allows you to use those strawberries that are not so pretty and would go to waste.
Making strawberry pink lemonade is very easy. You'll need just a few ingredients:
*All quantities are in the recipe card.
How to make homemade strawberry lemonade
Making a strawberry lemonade is the same as making a regular lemonade, but we'll blend strawberries in it. Straining is not necessary, but you certainly can if you prefer.
*All exact quantities are in the recipe card. Check it below in this post.
To make it healthier, you can sweeten it up with honey or other natural sweeteners, like monk fruit, erythritol, or xylitol. Here's a great article about natural sweeteners if you'd like to learn more about them.
Yes, you can. Raspberries, cranberries, and even pomegranate can replace strawberries. Just keep in mind that, because of the difference in flavor, tartness, and sweetness of these fruits, the amount to be used will vary.
Freezing the concentrate would be a great idea to avoid waste and to make things easier in the future.
Just blend the lemon juice, strawberries, and a bit of water, and pour into ice molds. Freeze it for up to 3 months.
When you want a delicious strawberry pink lemonade, just pop them into a pitcher, let them thaw, and add water and sugar to your liking.
Most industrialized pink lemonades get their color from food coloring. Our pink lemonade is natural, so it's brighter because of the strawberries.
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Strawberry Pink Lemonade
- ½ cup lemon juice (120ml)
- 3.5 oz strawberries (leaves removed) (100g)
- 3⅓ cups water
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- ice cubes
- In a cup big enough to fit a handheld blender, or in a regular blender, place the lemon juice, strawberries, and 1 cup of water. Blend it well. Strain if desired.
- Transfer the mixture to a pitcher. Add the remaining water (2⅓ cups) and sugar. Mix it well until sugar is dissolved.
- Taste it and adjust it to your liking, if necessary. Add ice and serve it immediately.
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