Why do we prefer Pink Lemonade?
PINK LEMONADE AND COLOR THERAPY
For most of us, lemonade and, especially the pink lemonade, is the drink of our childhood. The image of our Mom preparing a nice tasty glass of pink lemonade pops into our minds, whenever we think about pink lemonade. A special connection between the “concepts” of pink lemonade, mother, and unconditional love and caring is written deep down into our DNA.
In color therapy, pink is unconditional, serene love. It nurtures our spirits and brings light into Life. It’s the gate to innocence, peace and rejuvenation.
Once in a while, we all need our pink lemonade drink to soothe our mental and physical energies.
When did the lemonade turn pink?
The history of the pink lemonade states that this drink came to light in the United States around the mid-1800s, when a circus man named Henry E. “Bunk Allen” Allott, while serving regular lemonades, accidentally knocked several pounds of red cinnamon candies into the lemonade. The drink turned pink, he did not have enough time to prepare a new one, so he served the pink drink to his customers and the drink had a total success.
For us, the others, pink lemonade came to light when our mothers poured some raspberry syrup or some cranberry syrup into the lemonade to cool down a hot day. The rest is… History!
Ways to rediscover the perfect pink lemonade
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
- 2 cups cranberry or raspberry juice /3-4 tablespoons of raspberry syrup;
Here’s what you should do:
- Mix the granulated sugar with 1 cup of water and boil them together in a medium pan over high heat, until sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
- Pour the water/sugar mix into a serving container and add the lemon juice, the superfine sugar, the cranberry juice, and 1 1/2 quarts of water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill the drink into the refrigerator until served. It can be stored into the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
- To serve, pour a little into a glass and garnish with lemon slices and mint. Add some ice cubes if you like it freezing.