Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Recipe
Sweet, tart and refreshing, this lemonade gets its pink color from fresh strawberries.
Recipe Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma The Kid’s Cookbook, by Abigail Johnson Dodge (Time-Life Books, 2000).
- 2 large lemons
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 large strawberries
- Ice cubes as needed (optional)
- 1 Be sure an adult is nearby to help.
- 2 Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Add the water and sugar. Stir with a long-handled spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
- 3 On a cutting board, using a knife, cut off the green stems from the strawberries. Cut the strawberries in half.
- 4 Set a fine-mesh sieve over a small bowl. Put the strawberry halves in the sieve and mash with the back of a small spoon, pushing the berries through the sieve. Pour the strained strawberries into the lemonade. Make sure to scrape the underside of the sieve, adding what comes through to the juice. Throw away anything left inside the sieve. Stir the lemonade until well blended and pink. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
- 5 To serve, pour the lemonade into tall glasses. Or fill glasses with ice cubes and then pour in the lemonade.