I’m a huge fan of pink lemonade. Why drink regular when you can drink it’s pink cousin?
So at the weekend I made my own homemade pink lemonade and figured I’d share the recipe over here as it was SO easy. I made it up as I went along but I think it turned out pretty good! Zingy, refreshing and very pink – the pictures make it look a lot redder than it was ha! This recipe uses maple syrup as opposed to a homemade sugar syrup because a) easy b) lazy and c) it has a lower sugar content than refined sugar. #nutriton and all that!
So onto the recipe…
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1.5L of water (this is sort of to taste depending on how diluted you want it to be)
- 175g maple syrup
- 175g raspberries
- 200ml of lemon juice (this ended up being 5 and a half lemons)
- Lots of ice, ice baby
And here’s what to do:
Add your raspberries and maple syrup to a small sauce pan and gently heat, stirring occasionally and mashing the raspberries with the back of a spoon as they soften
Once the rasp/maple mixture is fully combined and begins to steam slightly – but not boil – remove from the heat to cool
Sieve the raspberry seeds out of the mixture and place in the fridge to cool further
Add the ice, water, lemon juice and rasp/maple to a biiiiiig jug and enjoy!
It’s really as simple as that!
As you can see I kept mine quite strong and it had a really zesty, fresh flavour. But I think it would be equally as tasty watered down further if you’d like it to last longer or are giving it to children.
This makes about 2 litres of lemonade so should serve at most 10 people. Since I’m a fab nutrition student, I worked out the nutritional content for this recipe! Finally putting my skills to good use… each 200ml glass has 75 calories and 15g sugar if you care about things like that. Better than a glass of coke!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you make it be sure to let me know!