Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink, typically made from lemons, water and sugar. Pink lemonade was a drink used for centuries by Native Americans and enjoyed by European colonists during colonial times. It was originally made from crushed red berries, and sweetened with maple sugar. Natural sources of the pink color, which may also affect taste, include cherry juice, red grapefruit juice, grape juice, cranberry juice, strawberry juice, pomegranate juice or other juices. It is a common misconception that the juice from the pink-fleshed Eureka lemon is used to make pink lemonade; actually, the juice is clear, and only the flesh is pink.
5 cups water, divided
1/2 cup sugar
1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 cups cranberry juice
Stir together 2 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir together sugar mixture, thawed lemonade concentrate, cranberry juice, and remaining 3 cups water. Chill until ready to serve.…