Homemade Pink Lemonade using Beet Juice ice cubes

This recipe makes the perfect lemonade. No need for mixes anymore. 

In a pan heat 1 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water, until sugar is dissolved, slightly to a boil.

Take off heat & cool. Then refrigerate for at least an hour.

Add this liquid sugar to 7 cups of water & 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice.

I used my juicer for the lemon juice, about 7 lemons peeled.

For the ice cubes, I juiced 1 med beet and diluted with water, about 2 cups. I was able to make 4 trays of cubes. If you don't have a juicer, you can cook a beet peeled in a pot of water, the water will turn red/pink. If the color is very dark, you can dilute with more water.

perfect! kids loved it

July 4th Plymouth MA

Here are some of my favorite pictures of this past 4th of July I spent in Plymouth. 

this poor little guy sat for so long, hope he was ok!

these blue hydrangeas are amazing, why don't mine look like this?