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Strawberry Pink Lemonade

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

Do you like lemonade? I love lemonade and I don’t make it as much as I should. When I was a kid, I would crave lemonade like crazy. If I found one lemon in our kitchen, I would make lemonade for all of my sisters. Whether I had 5 lemons or 1 lemon, I found a way to make a good lemonade, of course with tons and tons of sugar. When I was a kid, I liked my lemonade super sweet and as I got older, I like it more tart. The funny thing is, my Mom would come home and get ready to make dinner and ask what happened to her lemons.

This week, I threw a Bunko party and for the 3rd year in a row, made it a 1,000 Cooks for the CureĀ® party. I’m in a Bunko group and we all take turns to host throughout the year. I have been asking to host in July so I can combine it! Everyone brings a dish to share and we play Bunko and when it’s my turn, I ask everyone to bring a donation to go towards breast cancer.

My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, she’s been in remission and going strong for seven years since her diagnosis & treatment. I feel so strongly and passionate about the breast cancer cause because I cannot imagine what she went through and what other countless men and women go through. Starting today until July 28th, KitchenAid is asking people like me and you to host a party – it can be a Bunko party, book club meeting, a potluck, a get together or whatever and ask your family and friends to donate money to Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ® (United States residents) or The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Canada residents). It’s a little thing we can do since the money goes to helping breast cancer patients every day. For more information on 1,000 Cooks for the Cure, how to sign up and for party ideas, visit KitchenAid’s website.

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

I knew I wanted to make a pink lemonade for my Bunko party and my juicer attachment made it super simple. I juiced 10 lemons in no time. I also used it to “juice” a few strawberries. The strawberries are more to “dye” the lemonade to a pinkish color. If you want more for flavoring, I would use more!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

I found a cute pink ribbon icon and made labels for everyone attending to put on these cute little jar mugs. I love these. World Market carries them.

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

As requested by friends, I made my triple chocolate cupcakes with pink & chocolate swirl frosting! Thanks to Kelly for taking this picture!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

My Bunko friends brought over pink-dyed deviled eggs, a pink cake and pink cookies. As always, the food was awesome and I was stuffed by the end of the night!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

There’s our group, or some of our group. A few ladies couldn’t make it this month because of vacations, etc. So I asked some friends to sub in. We had a great night!

When Life Gives You Lemons... from thelittlekitchen.net

I wanted to also take a moment to talk about something. The other day, I realized that tomorrow it will be one entire year since I started blogging and freelancing full-time. Early last year, I received an awesome opportunity at a new company but it was not meant to be and I was laid off in the summer. I took the plunge and most of you have been with me along the way. It’s surreal talking about this every. single. time. I’m humbled and thankful for every single person who visits The Little Kitchen and for the amazing comments and the wonderful people I get to work with each and every day. Thanks for all of your support!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade from thelittlekitchen.net

Now go make some lemonade!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade Recipe

Yield: Makes ~ 12 cups

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
8 cups water, divided
10 lemons, washed and cut in half
2-3 strawberries, washed and halved
4-5 strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
4 cups ice

Directions:

Add sugar and 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Stir and reduce heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Using a juicer, juice 10 lemons. Makes about 1 1/4 cups of lemon juice. Using the juicer, "juice" the strawberries into the lemon juice. If needed, strain the lemon & strawberry juice into a large drink container. Add sugar water mixture (from above), 4 cups of cold water and ice. Mix with a large spatula or chopstick.

Cut up 4 to 5 of the lemon rinds and add along with the sliced strawberries for garnishing. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with ice and pink straws.

Tip: If you let the lemons and strawberries sit in the lemonade overnight (refrigerated), you'll get a more pink of a lemonade.

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33 Responses to “Strawberry Pink Lemonade”

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    Rachel @ Following In My Shoes — July 19, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    LOVE, love, love, love those drinks — it looks adorable and I bet it tasted AMAZING.

    I would love to come to one of your bunko parties — they always look so fun.

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    Rachel @ Following In My Shoes — July 19, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    P.S. CONGRATS on the one year anniversary of professional blogging. You’ve been an amazing entrepreneur and mentor!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 19, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    This looks wonderful, Julie! So refreshing and I love the flavor. Congrats on a year of blogging full-time!

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    Angie — July 19, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    I’ve got to get into Bunko, sounds fun! And what a great lemonade recipe, love the juicer!

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    Kelly Hedgespeth — July 19, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Thanks for inviting me Julie! I love the group photo and was happy to help raise money for such a great cause!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 19, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    Homemade lemonade is my favorite! This is such a fabulous recipe :)

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    Megan's Cookin' — July 19, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    I love homemade lemonade and this sounds so refreshing. Love the blush from the berries.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 19, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    I love making strawberry lemonade! Yours looks delicious! Want a big tall icy glass about right now!!!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — July 19, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    This looks so gorgeous and refreshing!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 19, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Gorgeous! So pretttttttty Julie! I would love to have a big glass of this! Pinned!

    Your photography is stunning!

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    Tieghan — July 19, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    So pretty!! I would love a big glass!!

    Congrats on a year of full time blogging! So exciting!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 20, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    What a great party! This drink looks so pretty and refreshing! And congrats on one year of going full-time!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — July 20, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    such a great cause! this lemonade looks delicious and your party looks like it was so much fun!

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    Madeleine Dewan — July 20, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Nice presentation! The recipe is etched in my memory! Thanks!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 20, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    So pretty, I’d love a big glass!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — July 20, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — July 20, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    LOVE those jar mugs. Must make a trip to World Market to pick some up!

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    Miss @ Miss in the KItchen — July 20, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Pink lemonade is my favorite. Love this cause and how much fun that you have a Bunko group!

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    Robin {Mom Foodie} — July 21, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    Congrats on your success. It is very well deserved, celebrate with some cookies :D

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — July 21, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    I love making fresh lemonade, the strawberries are such a fun and pretty twist!

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    Shaina — July 21, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    Congratulations on all your blogging success. I can only hope to one day get to where you are – you’re very inspirational! :)

    I also really love the mason jars and straws you used for your lemonade, so cute!

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    • Julie Deily replied: July 21st, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

      Shaina, thank you so much!! And there’s no reason why you can’t do what I’m doing. Make those goals and do it. I believe in you!

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    Suzanne — July 21, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Congratulations on being full time for a year! And thanks again for a fun Bunko night.

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    Stephanie@Henry Happened — July 22, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    the lemonade looks delish! I love the presentation and the cause. hugs to your grandma :)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — July 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    I want a big jug of this right now :D

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — July 22, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Love the lemonade, the photos and the post!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — July 22, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    I love strawberry lemonade, and especially like yours when it was made for such a great cause. And those pink deviled eggs are awesome, too!

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    addie | culicurious — July 22, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Yay, congrats on one year full time :) I am almost there myself!

    Love this pink lemonade recipe too!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 23, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Love this gorgeous, pale pink lemonade! Congrats on your amazing accomplishments over this past year! Yay! :)

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — July 25, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Beautiful lemonade! I love the idea of using strawberries for a natural pink color. And congrats on full-time blogging for a year. You have accomplished so much–I can’t wait to see where your blog is a year from now!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 28, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    Perfection :) I love pink lemonade, brings me back to my childhood

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    Serena @Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — August 3, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    What a gorgeous picture! I love strawberry lemonade and there could be no better cause to make it for the breast cancer awareness! I’m new to your blog and look forward to taking a peak around! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Stuart — August 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    I love homemade lemonade. It screams summer at me and takes me back to when I was a kid. I think I enjoy it more than my kids. I love those jam jar mugs you’ve got, and of course the striped paper straws. Perfect.

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