What's the pink . . .

. . . in pink lemonade?

Please tell your pants it’s not polite to point.

Cherry juice, properly. Red Dye #42 most likely.

This site says cranberry juice.

I believe that the traditional ingredient is grape juice.

“That’s entertainment!” —Vlad the Impaler

I haven’t a clue, but just to keep the spirit of the thread alive, I’ll say stawberry. Or watermelon.

The overwhelming majority of people have more than the average (mean) number of legs. – E. Grebenik

I’ll bite. Pomegranate.

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

I was for sure you were gonna say umbrella.

We live in an age that reads to much to be wise, and thinks too much to be beautiful–Oscar Wilde

I think it originally was the juice from maraschino cherries.


“Believe those who seek the truth.
Doubt those who find it.” --Andre Gide

Lemme change mine - human blood

Thufferin, You got my vote, it’s merethceno cherrieth.Sonic serves lemonade with a cherry in it.And I can remember back when i was lad seeing the huge glass urns (? those things got a name, I can remember way back but not that) with cherries floating in them. BUT. Whats the red in Marascino cherries?

“Pardon me while I have a strange interlude.”-Marx

The supposed origin of pink lemonade was when a circus concession stand operator ran out of regular lemonade on a hot day and quickly grabbed a nearby pail of water to make a new batch. He added the lemons and sugar before realizing a performer had been using the pail of water to soak a pair of red tights. The resulting lemonade was pink from the dye. Rather than throw it out, he simply began selling it as “cherry” lemonade. So if anyone offers you a class of “original recipe” pink lemonade, you may want to decline.

I’ve seen it made from grenadine and regular lemonade.

Cherry skin

Its people! Marachino Cherries are made from people!
Sorry, couldn’t resist.


Anyone who says they don’t like children obviously isn’t cooking them properly.

Marachino Cherries for the people…

Yer pal,

My Country Time Pink Lemonade lists the below items as its last three ingredients.

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“I get along well with everybody.” --I.M.F.

You sure it isn’t girl babies?


Someone (Snapple?) uses red cabbage.

John W. Kennedy
“Compact is becoming contract; man only earns and pays.”
– Charles Williams

Heard a rumor once that the red dye in Maraschino [sp?] cherries is extracted from some sort of beetle. Anyone have the Straight Dope on that?

I bet this is what you’re referring to:

Is some candy coated with beetle juice?

your humble TubaDiva