The homemade pink lemonade gives this refreshing cocktail the perfect shade of spring pink and a blast of fresh flavors.
1 ½ oz blanco tequila
1 oz fresh pink lemonade
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz soda water
Place all ingredients except soda water in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice and top off with the soda water. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.
To make pink lemonade:
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice – about 6 lemons
¼ cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons grenadine store bought or homemade (recipe below)
Grenadine is simply 1 part simple syrup to 1 part pomegranate juice.
For the syrup, mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small pan. Heat over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool slightly. Add 1 cup of pomegranate juice to the syrup, stirring to blend. Add slightly more juice for color if desired.
This is also a great mocktail – simply omit the tequila!