Pink Lemonade, Beyoncé Approved!

This pink lemonade is so sweet and sour, even Queen Bey will approve… as long as you don’t give it to Becky with the good hair.

Delicious Pink Lemonade Recipe

What is pink lemonade?

For years I thought it was a plot to get kids to drink more lemonade (just like the colored ketchup of the early 2000s). And that might be the case since many store-bought pink lemonades are colored with food dye. When making it at home though, the way you get your lemonade to be pink is to use red fruit. This not only adds color but extra flavor too. You can use crushed strawberries or raspberries. But I do it more simply by adding a touch of cranberry juice, just enough to get the color you want.

The cranberry juice adds that hue of pink (like a flamingo) and makes this pink lemonade very addicting!

Pink Lemonade

Yield: 2 Quarts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • ice


  1. In pitcher combine water, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Chill for an hour and add ice to serve.

Lyndsay Burginger

It’s always entertaining when Lyndsay’s in the kitchen. She’s even been known to belt out Broadway show tunes while making dinner (a handy whisk as her microphone, of course). She currently writes for her international food and travel site, Lyndsay's Travel Kitchen . Lyndsay is also on the editorial team at The Cookful.