Pink Lemonade



Similar to hard lemonade but with a pink hue, the pink hue is achieved with the addition of strawberries which not only add colour but also extra flavour.

Ingredients:
15 to 20 lemons, chopped finely and include peel
50g grated ginger
5g Mint leaves
200g strawberries* frozen
2kg dextrose
500g lactose (vary to taste)
5g yeast nutrient
10g cider or champagne yeast

Method:
1. Add dextrose, lemons, ginger, mint leaves and lactose to 5 litres of hot water and simmer for 25 minutes.
2. Pour 10 litres of cold water into your fermenter then pour in the hot mixture through a sieve or straining bag.
3. Stir and top up with cold water to make 23 litres. Add yeast and nutrient when temperature is around 25°C.
4. Fit fermenter lid and airlock. After 4 days open fermenter and add strawberries*.
5. After 1 week check gravity using hydrometer, once gravity is stable for 2 consecutive days bottle using 2 tsp sugar per 750ml bottle. Let the bottles condition in a cool, dark position for at least a couple of weeks.

*You can vary this recipe by substituting out or combining the strawberries with other red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, red grapefruit, red grapes or cranberries.

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