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Old-fashioned pink lemonade recipe

Old-fashioned pink lemonade recipe

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Kick back on your picnic blanket and sip on a glass of traditional pink lemonade. Made with fresh raspberries, lemons and pink grapefruit, juiced and topped up with sparkling water, this pretty picnic drink is sure to refresh. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins to prepare, plus chilling
  • 69 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 5 raspberries, plus extra to garnish
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar, or to taste
  • 300ml (1/2pt) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
  • 300ml (1/2pt) freshly squeezed pink grapefruit, juice (about 2-3 grapefruits)
  • 1 ltr (1 3/4pt) sparkling water, chilled

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.9g Protein 0.5g Fibre 0.2g


  1. In a small bowl, crush the raspberries with 1/2 tbsp sugar. Set aside.
  2. Combine the lemon and grapefruit juices in a punch bowl. Add the crushed raspberry mixture, remaining sugar and 200ml (7fl oz) water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Strain the liquid into a large jug and pour into a transportable bottle; chill for 1 hour, then pack in a cool bag to take to your picnic. To serve, pour the juice into glasses and top up with sparkling water. Garnish with a few extra raspberries.

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