Sunday, 23 May 2010

Pink Lemonade

We had amazing weather yesterday...a high of 25C...and we like the rest of London had to enjoy a day out in the sun. So a bunch of us decided to make some finger sandwiches and brownies, grabbed a few cans of beer and cider and headed out to Regent's Park at about noon. Played a few rounds of Frisbee and then just lay back and enjoyed the sun. I remember having pink lemonade on my last trip to the US and i so so loved it. Unfortunately we don't get ready mixes here and so I made a jar on my own for the picnic. But after the beer and cider, we didn't really have space for the lemonade and so I brought it back, spiked it with vodka and enjoyed it just as much :)

Lemon juice- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup or more
Cranberry juice- 1 1/2 cups
Water- 1 + 3 cups or more

In a saucepan take 1 cup water, add sugar and heat till all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
In another jar mix the lemon juice, cranberry juice and rest of the water. Add the sugar syrup once it has cooled down and mix well.Add sugar, water as per requirement. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.

Fill a high ball glass with ice, add a part of vodka to the pink lemonade and you get a "Cranberry Kick."
Notes: You can add soda water or sparkling water to the lemonade if you want a fizzy drink.

Sending this to Divya's 'Show me your Smoothie' event and Srivalli's 'Thanda Mela.'

PS: Having major aches and pains cos of the unaccustomed exercise. I realized that playing frisbee is better cardio than a 15 minute stint on the treadmill.

23 comments:

simply.food said...

Pink lemonade looks wonderful and refreshing.We too are enjoying Uk heatwave.

Shabs.. said...

lovely shot da....especially first one..nice recipe too..never tried cranberry juice.....did u use shop bought ones?

Parita said...

I love cranberry juice, nice idea :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks great...refreshing.

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful lemonade...love the colour

Jagruti said...

Pink lemonade looks really refreshing and colourful...hehehe we are really enjoying heat too...making lots cool cool dishes..

Pecados da mesa said...

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Maria Paula -BRASIL-

SS said...

I love Cranberry Juice :)..the color of lemonade is simply good

shriya said...

perfect coolers for the summer. Looks refreshing and inviting.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That simply looks wonderful, when I heard the name, I thought you might have added raspberry or something, but great, it is cranberry. Love the color. Sorry about aches and pains, it will get better. I totally agree that playing Frisbee for 15 min. is better than treadmill. I did a bit of dancing with my boys this morning :)

PJ said...

lemonade of any kind is a most welcome drink for this summer heat and the pink one is an eye-treat in that!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow,loved the gorgeous colored lemonade. A perfect thirst quencher.

Nitha said...

Wow.. lovely shot. .Colourful lemonade.. Perfect for the summer..

Gulmohar said...

such a brilliant color...lovely

Pavithra Srihari said...

hmm ..Hey I dont get cranberries out here at this hour.. So what , I have cranberry packed juice will mix it and make Pink lemonade ..Cant resist from having one da..

Pictures look awesome !!! I dunno if it is the picture or that cranberry or that word 'VODKA' which urges me to have a drink ...

vineetha said...

What a lovely colour..Perfect for this warm weather.Enjoy the sunshine :)Forecast says temp is going to drop next week :(
Naadan parippu curry looks yummy too..

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Yummy Team said...

Fabulous pics! Love the color of this drink..

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Priya said...

Wat a catchy, beautiful and elegant lemonade..

Nostalgia said...

Looks great!

Padhu said...

Lovely color and a refreshing drink

Srivalli said...

Great pic...thank you for the lovely entry