Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Out of Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup lemon juice (about 5 lemons if you squeeze them yourself)
- 1 cup cranberry juice or 1 cup pomegranate juice
- In a pitcher, stir to dissolve sugar in water.
- Add lemon and cranberry juice.
- Chill for 1 hour or add ice.
Cranberry cocktail is probably what is meant by cranberry juice here since it is in the same quantity meant for pomegranate juice which is very sweet.
I saw this in my daughter's High Five (Highlights Jr.) magazine. She loves turning the lemonade pink! We use 3/4 of a cup instead of a full cup of cranberry juice simply because she likes it at that particular shade of pink. It is deliciously tart, not overly sweet. I have cheated once or twice and used a bottle Simply Lemonade with some cranberry juice, but that isn't as fun.
I gave this recipe 4 stars. My family really liked this recipe. I bought some cranberry juice and for the life of me couldn't figure out why. So when I found this recipe I decided to try it. When I made this recipe I used Splenda in place of the sugar. I started with 1/2 a cup but for my taste I thought it needed the full 1 cup. I also thought this was a bit to tart for me so I added a extra 1/2 cup of cranberry juice. Overall this was very good and we will have this again. Thanks for posting a very good recipe! Christine (internetnut)