In celebration of National Lemonade Day I created an original recipe for a gourmet pink lemonade. It is a classic lemonade recipe with a pink twist of strawberry and pink grapefruit! While this recipe does take some time, it is really easy and TOTALLY worth it! Perfectly refreshing for a warm day, but also grown up enough to serve at a bridal shower, wedding reception or afternoon tea party. It is “that” good and fancy. (If I do say so myself).
Here is what you will need:
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cup water
- 10 lemons
- 2 cups ginger ale or tonic water
- 2 pink grapefruit
- 6 large, ripe strawberries
Here is how to make the Dapperhouse Pink Lemonade
In a saucepan on med high heat, dissolve the sugar in the water.
Remove from heat. Squeeze the juice of 3 lemons into the water and add two halves from one of the squeezed lemon.
Let liquid cool enough to safely transfer to a storage container. Put the lid on the container and refrigerate until cold.
Juice 5 lemons and 2 pink grapefruit.
Remove the sugar water mixture from the refrigerator. Discard the lemon rinds. Pour the liquid into a blender using a strainer to remove the lemon seeds.
Add 2 cups of juice to the blender along with the 6 strawberries.
blend together until frothy and strawberries are blended. (There will still be some chunks of strawberry.)
Cut the remaining 2 lemons into very thin slices.
In your glasses, add ice and lemon slices in layers until glass is filled.
To the blender mix add 2 cups (or one can) of ginger ale or tonic water if you want your drink less sweet.
Pour pink lemonade over the ice until full. Isn’t it so Fancy?
Add straws in fun colors that coordinate with your event!
*Easily turn this into an adult beverage with a bit of Rum or Tequila!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I love it. It’s so easy and I bet it tastes AWESOME.
I hadn’t thought about using a blender to mix fresh strawberries in. That sounds fantastic!
This lemondade looks delicious!! Definitely something I would make at home on a hot summer day!!
Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog
That looks really tasty and refreshing. I love pink lemonade, so I’ll definitely be giving this a go.
This sounds so good and is pretty too! It would be so cute at a gathering for sure.
Wow I totally want to make this! You can never turn down a good glass of lemonade! I have only had plain lemonade, pink, and strawberry! All were amazing!
I cant wait to try this drink. It looks simple to prepare and very refreshing. Thanks for the great recipe.
This looks absolutely delicious! It would be so refreshing.
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide
This looks SO good! It’s the perfect summer drink, too! I know hubby would love to add some tequila for himself 😉
That does look fancy and is something that I would like to try. I am all about strawberries! YUM!
I love how you layered the lemon slices with the ice, it looks delicious. I am always looking for great drinks to serve guests.
I love how delicious that looks and how easy it is to prepare.. I bet its super refreshing to drinks as well. Its been so hot here.
This looks so good! I will have to make this soon!
I love any type of lemonade. Sadly, I have never made any myself. I will definitely need to try this recipe out before the end of the summer!
Janel (A Mom's Take)
I love nothing more than pink lemonade on a hot summer day, but I’ve never tried to make it from scratch. Thanks for the idea!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
Wow, this looks amazing! And super refreshing!
I recently found out that strawberries and lemonade are great combos! This is no exception!!
Yeah, I saw this on pinterest and knew I had to make it. I’m instantly in love with this lemonade recipe! Oh yum!
Mama to 5 BLessings
Oh my goodness this looks so good right now! Looks very refreshing.
Pink lemonade is delicious. It’s one of my favorite summer drinks.
This looks delicious. I love pink lemonade on a hot summer day. I’ll have to make a batch of this stuff.
I have a confession. I don’t think I have ever made lemonade… ha! this sounds and looks amazing.
You had me at the word fancy! What a delicious drink you made!!
Danielle @ We Have It All
This is making my mouth water! I can’t wait to try this, I’m so curious as to how it tastes!
That looks great! Looks like the perfect patio drink!!
Oh yum! That looks so good!
This looks super yummy!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
That pretty much looks like the best lemonade recipe ever – I’ll take 3 please! 😉
Mmmmmm! That looks so delish!
That looks spectacular,and I have to say that I’d enjoy a splash of rum in there. 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!
That looks refreshingly delicious! Just what I need to close out Summer!
That looks so refreshing!
that looks so good. i will be trying it soon.
I love lemonade, especially on a hot day. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
Oh yum, those look delicious! My husband and I both like fruity drinks so this is a winner.
Mama to 5 BLessings
I love lemonade and strawberries. Looks so easy to make, I will have to try it!
This sounds amazing! Yum!
This looks like a sweet treat! I like this one a lot!
Debi - Travel Blogger
This pink lemonade recipe is great. I love that in addition to lemon and strawberries, you threw some grapefruit on it as well. Great!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations
Ohhh, that looks good! Mmm, so refreshing.
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