Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Squid Mixes: Pink Lemonade
One benefit of the mocktail hobby is that you can add alcohol to the surplus supply for the adults in the house. My pink lemonade recipe came from The New York Bartender's Guide: vodka, maraschino liqueur and fresh lemonade. The liqueur is the key to the pinkness. It's quite tasty and one could certainly add a splash or two of grenadine if anyone is likely to get hung up on appearances.
"Real" pink lemonade is a contrivance anyway. Even pink lemons - an actual thing - juice clear. In contemporary commerce, the color is achieved through artificial chemical magic. If you're interested in the drink's origins, this article from Smithsonian Magazine offers some unsavory theories.