Pink Lemonade #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone!

Today is another edition of #SundaySupper and today we have to make a dish for a big virtual shower to celebrate babies, brides, & more!  Our Host for this big party is Brandi from Home Cooking Memories.  Boy, does she have a lot of work to do putting this party together, poor thing!  I thought I would bring to the big party one of my favorite Spring and Summer drinks, which is simply Pink Lemonade!

Pink Lemonade

Now my Pink Lemonade is not the traditional Pink Lemonade that you would simply make with a cup or more of sugar, and there is no boiling of water involved either, this is simply a combination of lemon juice, Diet Cranberry Juice, stevia and water.  Give it a mix and you have yourself a 10 calorie cup of Pink Lemonade.  Yes, you read that right, 10 calories!  Talk about guilt-free!  You can drink the whole recipe and it would only be 80 calories!  So now at your next party, you can indulge a little bit on the treats. ;)

Pink Lemonade

I have to tell you a funny story.  I was originally going to post a recipe for Strawberry, Banana Vanilla Cupcakes, but the worse thing happened!  They stuck to the muffin cup and they looked horrible.  Oh, but they tasted great, but whats the point of a cupcake if you have to eat it from the wrapper, with a fork?  So I tossed them and sat in my chair upset, debating on what am I going to make now?  Well my Husband told me he was going to the store and asked if I wanted anything.  Normally, I give him a list, but I just sat there sad, staring at a cupcake that wouldn’t come out of the wrapper.  I got a kiss on the forehead and off my Husband went.  I got up from my chair and looked in the refrigerator and then the idea came to me, lemonade!  I love lemonade, my Husband loves lemonade, why not make that for the #SundaySupper?  One thing we love in our house is our juices and drinks!  Plus I thought it would be perfect to serve at a baby shower, bridal shower, Mother’s Day and even Father’s Day.  You can’t go wrong with lemonade.  Well as I was mixing it up, my Husband came in the door and guess what he had in his bag?  Two containers of Simply Lemonade.  I told you we like lemonade.  lol  I showed my Husband what I was making and he laughed.  He asked for a glass and I told him no, because I needed to take pictures first.  So he had his lemonade. Sorry Hubby! Blog first!

Pink Lemonade

Then about an hour later, my Husband was pouring my Pink Lemonade into his glass.  He told me it was really good and I have to agree,  It has the perfect amount of lemon zip and sweet sugary taste.  The cranberry juice gives it a little more zip and an added sweetness  so you didn’t need to add as much sugar.  I have to say cranberry juice and lemon, make a nice match.  I only added 5 little packs of stevia, which is equivalent to 2 1/2 tsp.  Not to shabby!  When serving my Pink Lemonade, I couldn’t decide, which I liked better the hurricane glass or the mason jar?  So I thought why not show you both?  The hurricane glass would be perfect for a more adult party and the mason jar would be great for baby showers, kids parties and outdoor day events.  I like them both, that is why I am sharing them both with you.

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 Cups (8 servings)

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Pink Lemonade

A sweet and zippy refreshing summer drink made with lemon and cranberry juice.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup lemon juice
  2. 3 cups cranberry juice (I used Ocean Spray Diet (5 calorie a cup))
  3. 4 cups water
  4. 5 pkt. stevia to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher add all of your ingredients, mix well. Add ice cubes. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Calories per cup: 10, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 19, Potassium: 37, Carbs: 3.4, Fiber: .01, Sugar: 1.5, Protein: .01

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/04/21/pink-lemonade-sundaysupper/

Pink Lemonade

I really need to host or go to a party, so I can serve these kind of recipes on a beautiful table with lots of goodies.  It’s hard to set up for a party, when it’s just my Husband and I.  Speaking of parties, be sure to check out all of the wonderful recipes that the #SundaySupper group is sharing!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

This Sunday, April 21st, the #SundaySupper theme is “April Showers” — and while party hostesses are going to love our event, you don’t have to be throwing  a baby or bridal shower to enjoy the fun! We have food bloggers that will be sharing sweet treats, appetizer recipes, drinks, cookies, main dishes, and more. Great stuff for parties, but also for sharing at your own family table. This will be my first time hosting #SundaySupper, so I’m beyond excited for this event!

Want to know what we’ll be sharing this Sunday? Below you will find a sneak peek of all the recipes that we have planned — as you’ll see, it’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Starters, Appetizers & Snacks

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Main Dishes

Cakes

Cookies, Brownies & Dessert Bars

Sweet Treats

Drink Recipes

Join our #SundaySupper Chat!

One of the best parts of #SundaySupper is our weekly Twitter chat. If you love food, you definitely want to join us! Just follow the hashtag #SundaySupper on Twitter this Sunday, April 21st at 7pm EST, and we’ll be chatting about food and fun for baby showers, bridal showers, and parties!

Want even more #SundaySupper? Follow our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for recipes that are sure to impress!

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  1. Appreciate the backstory, Jennifer on this pink lemonade. But you have provided a beautiful recipe for those in my family who love lemonade but are supposed to cut down on the sugar. Many thanks =)

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  8. Hi – wondering if the diet Cranberry has any artificial sweeteners? I don’t want any other than Stevia. Where did you find the adorable straws? thanks!

    • Hi Merrie! I just pulled out my bottle, these are the ingredints: Water Filtered, Cranberry Juice from Concentrate, Flavor(s) Natural, Pectin, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Citrate, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Red 40. The second to last ingredient is sucralose, which means there isn’t as much sugar in it.

      I got my straws at Target! They are pretty cheap there! Check out the party supply section.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I’m with you… after reading all these #SundaySupper recipes, I’m in the mood to host a party! Sorry on your first attempt, but this second one seems meant to be. Can’t wait to try this, as there is nothing prettier or more refreshing than pink lemonade!

  17. Question Jennifer… For the 1 cup of lemon juice did you use fresh lemons or the bottled lemon juice like Real Lemon?

    Can’t wait to try another one of your terrific recipes

  18. I’m a sucker for a mason jar but they both look great and your 10 calorie recipe sounds incredible. Truth be told, I’d add some vodka just to increase the calorie value.
    btw, I had trouble with this weeks recipe and burned the heck out of them. I posted them anyway because I had no time to make something new. Next time, I’m not going to wait to the last minute to make my #SundaySupper submission. #epicfail
    Nice save. Go you!
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