Spiked Pink Lemonade - Pink Saturday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I have a friend, met through blogging, who is having a special birthday tomorrow. Actually, her blog is celebrating its third anniversary. Beverly, who blogs at How Sweet the Sound began a meme called Pink Saturday three years ago. It's proved to be enormously popular and has a large number of followers who faithfully share something pink with other readers, each and every Saturday. I count myself in their number. I began posting "pink" food there about 2 years ago. It was a stretch, but Beverly allowed me to do it and, as a result, I made new friends and found a wider audience for my recipes. I couldn't let this anniversary pass without posting a celebratory drink that her readers can sip as they toast her success. This is really simple to make. If you like your lemonade with a kick, add vodka. If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, omit it. It's a great summer drink and I think you'll find many occasions where it can be enjoyed. Here's how it's made.

Spiked Pink Lemonade...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Somewhere Splendid

1 cup sugar
4 cups water, divided use
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 teaspoons grenadine or 2 drops red food coloring
4 ounces vodka (optional)

1) To make simple syrup: Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir mixture to dissolve. When mixture is clear remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2) Pour lemon juice into a pitcher. Add remaining 3 cups water and simple syrup. Stir in vodka (if using) and grenadine or food coloring. Chill. Serve over ice cubes. Yield: 4 servings.

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Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.