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Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade

This sweet, tart and refreshing lemonade is an easy recipe for kids to make. They'll enjoy squeezing the juice from the lemons and pushing fresh strawberries through a sieve to make a puree—then watching the lemonade turn pink!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large strawberries
  • Ice cubes as needed (optional)

Directions:

Be sure an adult is nearby to help.

Cut the lemons in half across the middle. Using a citrus juicer, squeeze the juice from each half. You should have about 1/2 cup juice.

Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Add the water and sugar. Stir with a long-handled spoon until the sugar is dissolved.

On a cutting board, using a knife, cut off the green stems from the strawberries. Cut the strawberries in half.

Set a fine-mesh sieve over a small bowl. Put the strawberry halves in the sieve and mash with the back of a small spoon, pushing the berries through the sieve. Pour the strained strawberries into the lemonade. Make sure to scrape the underside of the sieve, adding what comes through to the juice. Throw away anything left inside the sieve. Stir the lemonade until well blended and pink. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve, pour the lemonade into tall glasses. Or fill glasses with ice cubes and then pour in the lemonade. Serves 2.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma The Kid's Cookbook, by Abigail Johnson Dodge (Time-Life Books, 2000).