I absolutely love lemonade. All year long. In the summer? Even more. But my most favorite?
Like this Cherry Pineapple Lemonade.
It’s so easy to throw together and is a huge hit with kids and adults alike. Just mix together a lemonade base made with fresh lemons with a can of frozen pineapple juice and add water and you are ready to make some summer drink magic.
Maraschino syrup gives this lemonade it’s cherry flavor. If you’ve never seen it before, it’s usually located in the drink mix isle, where things like coconut cream, grenadine, and salt for rimming glasses are kept. Add as much or as little of the syrup as you like. The syrup is poured on the bottom of the drink, and because it has a higher concentration of sugar than the lemonade, it will sit on the bottom while the lemonade stays on top of it. Cool, huh?
You’ll find a recipe for the basic lemonade base at the bottom of this post. Head on over to my blog for instructions on how to cherry/pinapple-ify it!
- 2 C. Fresh Lemon Juice(from about 10-12 lemons)
- 2 C. Sugar
- 2 C. Water
- Place the lemon juice, sugar, and water in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring the sugar until it is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and place in a large pitcher.
- Refrigerate until cold.
- Use to make Cherry Pineapple Lemonade
******Holy Moly! This looks delicious!!! Thanks Kayley for sharing such a fun recipe. I definitely need to try this with my family ASAP. Also, the pictures are stunning as usual. If you guys aren’t already following Kayley over on Facebook and Instagram, you need to fix that immediately. You will love everything that she posts. Seriously.