Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

Well, I can’t very well publish an entire series about lemonade without posting an actual lemonade recipe, can I?

As it turns out there are a LOT of ways to make lemonade.

Prior to this week, my preferred method was to buy a can of powdered mix and add water. Although I’ve had grand dreams of making the fresh-squeezed variety for a couple years now, even going so far as writing it on a summer bucket list (or two) and buying one of those strainer things to get rid of the nasty, nasty pulp.

But the truth is I’m not really one to spend time on making fancy drinks, just like I’m not one to spend allotted calories on drinks other than water on the days I care about allotted calories.

So today’s recipe is about as simple as it can get and still be called a recipe!

Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

1 quart lemonade
1 quart pineapple juice
1/2 quart sparkling white grape juice

Mix. Stir. Pour. Sip. Or chug. Whatever floats your boat.

See? Easy peasy, lemon…well, you know.

A couple recommendations. First, make sure you get good lemonade – not some weak store brand stuff. (Although the original recipe at Create. Craft. Love. claimed that Walmart’s Great Value lemonade was great, so perhaps it was just the grocery store I went to that has terrible lemonade…)

Simply Lemonade is actually my favorite store-bought lemonade, and I will definitely be walking all the way to the back of the store to get it next time. (This time I had a certain seven-year-old along for the trip to the store, throwing a tantrum and stomping her flip-flop feet with every single step. Making another lap around the store to find the good lemonade was just too much.)

Secondly, if you like a lot of sparkle in your lemonade, you’d probably better add a full quart of the grape juice. When I kept to the 2:2:1 ratio, my lemonade was tasty but not very sparkling. Next time I’m going full-quart with the grape juice.

For more recipes for delicious lemonades, visit my Pinterest board called (of course) Turning Lemons into Lemonade.

What’s your favorite fruity drink?

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