18 May 2012

Pink Lemonade

One thing I definitely love about summer is the variety of chilled drinks that I can only really enjoy when it's warm outside (or else it gets too chilly altogether) such as Pimms, frappés, iced lattes, ice tea and so on. Because I love pink and like lemonade, I made my own pink lemonade with just 4 simple ingredients, using one and the same measuring cup for all.

You'll need: 100ml caster sugar - 1L water - 250ml lemon juice (approx 5 lemons) - 200ml cranberry juice

Heat up the sugar and 250ml of water in a pan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour this quite watery syrup into a large jug. Your next step is to extract the juice from the lemons. If you want your lemonade to be clear, you should pour the lemon juice through a sieve before pouring it into the jug. I skipped this step and my lemonade has juicy bits in it. Add the remaining 750ml of water, the lemon juice and the cranberry juice to the mixture. Although the cranberries give the lemonade a very fruity flavour, it is mainly the source of colour. Depending on the amount of cranberry juice, your lemonade will be more or less pink. Leave in the fridge until chilled. Slice up a lemon and add to the jug together with loads of ice. Ready!!! Yummy!!!

Coincidentally, my nail varnish (essie Eternal Optimist) matched the slightly watered down lemonade. Nice :)

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