Imagine a glass full of pink-hued drink chilling on your table and you are enjoying your favorite movie and taking a sip from the glass during the hot summer afternoon. This is what you will get if you make this delicious and refreshing pink lemonade recipe at home! It is full of fresh, fruity summer flavors. 

Pink lemonade that is dyed pink in color was found in a recipe book from 1892. The book suggested that lemonade should be colored with fresh canned strawberry, red raspberry, and cranberry juice to achieve the hue. Additionally, there are a few origin stories of this drink. Both of the stories suggest that it was invented in the 1850s by an American circus worker. Hence, according to the legend, pink lemonade was either originated or popularized by circus performers. 

Refreshing Pink Lemonade Recipe You Must Try! 

Summer is here and if we look carefully then it is going to be one of the hottest summers of recent times. Hence, to fight this summer, you will need something delicious and rejuvenating to fight for you. For that, we have you covered. Here is a pink lemonade recipe that will help you beat the heat as well as satisfy your sweet teeth. 

In this version, freshly squeezed lime juice and real cranberry juice is combined to achieve the mesmerizing pink color of the juice. We have used all the natural ingredients. So, you need not have to worry about artificial colors.

Crown royal flush and red white and berry firecracker are best for adults but if you want to serve kids, then nothing is better than this pink lemonade. It is beautiful, delicious, and effortless to energize yourself. 

So, let’s see how you can make this beautiful and refreshing lemonade at home! 

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 6 serves 


  • 1 to 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method to Prepare 

  • First, take a small saucepan and heat sugar and 1 cup of water until it is completely dissolved. 
  • Your simple syrup is ready. Now, take the saucepan away from the heat and let the simple syrup cool. 
  • Now, take a pitcher or jug and add water, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup. 
  • Taste it and make adjustments according to your liking. 
  • If you find the lemonade a little too sweet for your taste, you can add more lime juice. 
  • Slide the jug into the fridge and let it chill for an hour. Add ice and serve to enjoy! 

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Final Words 

If you are having a party or gathering during the month of summer, pink lemonade can prove to be a great welcome drink. Pour this lemonade into a glass and freeze it. Grab them right out of the freezer and enjoy a chilled and beautiful lemonade.