I was reading a Mickey Mouse clubhouse book to Madison called, "A Hot Dog Day". It's a story about the clubhouse friends going on a picnic and Donald makes some lemonade to bring along. In the back of the book, low and behold, there is a recipe for Donald's lemonade. Madi hasn't been feeling well, so to add a little sparkle to her day we decided to make it.
Now, I didn't have high hopes for this recipe. I really expected it to taste too sour or bitter or just not good. But it turned out to be a delightful surprise. This pink lemonade is awesome!
And see how pretty it is? It would make a great treat for a summer party. Just picture it with some frozen cherries floating around in it. :)
So here's the recipe - go ahead and make some today. I promise you won't regret it!!
Donald's Pink Lemonade
1 C sugar
1/2 C hot water
6 medium lemons or 1 C lemon juice
1 medium lime or 1 TBSP lime juice
1/4 C juice from a jar of maraschino cherries
2 quarts cold water
Mix the sugar and hot water in a large pitcher. Stir until all the sugar dissolves. Roll the lemons and the lime on a flat surface to soften them. Cut each lemon in half. Squeeze the lemons and the lime into a measuring cup until you have 1 cup and 1 tablespoon of lemon-lime juice. Add the lemon-lime juice, the cherry juice, and the cold water to the pitcher and stir.
Skewer a cherry on a straw for an extra touch. Pour the juice over a glasses filled with ice and add a straw. Enjoy!
(I'm sure if you just wanted regular lemonade, you could just leave out the cherry juice. I think it would still taste yummy!)