Jolly Rancher Flavored Lemonade Recipe
I love the intense flavors of Jolly Rancher candies and have used them to infuse vodka for years. Now I make Jolly Rancher Flavored Lemonade. Pretty colors!
With so many flavors you’ll have a summer’s worth of fun creating new flavors. This is a fun recipe for kids to customize.
JOLLY RANCHER Flavored Lemonade
- JOLLY RANCHER Original Hard Candies
- 1 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice - Approx. 7 lemons
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 to 6 cups cold water
To Make Lemonade:
- Prepare simple syrup using 1 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Allow simple syrup to cool, and then refrigerate. **If you don't have time to cool the simple syrup just combine sugar and water in a clean jar with a lid and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
- Juice the lemons (you want about 1 3/4 cups of lemon juice). Strain the juice if you would like pulp-free lemonade. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup then dilute with cold water until the desired flavor is reached, generally at about 4 to 6 cups cold water.
- Combine lemon juice and simple syrup then dilute with cold water until the desired flavor is reached, generally about 4 to 6 cups cold water.
- *The lemonade will be tart to taste the candies will add additional sweetness.
Quick Jolly Rancher Flavor Method:
- Unwrap the desired number of candies.
- Place candies in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup with just enough lemonade to cover candies.
- Microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. If candies are not completely dissolved continue microwaving 30 seconds at a time stirring after each interval, until candies are dissolved when stirred.
- Add to cold lemonade and serve over ice. Or chill for later.If chilling for later you may want to reduce the lemon juice by 1/4 cup.
- Note: You can make individual glasses of Jolly Rancher Lemonade so each glass can be customized or you can make a pitcher of 1 flavor.
Slow Jolly Rancher Flavor Method:
- Add Jolly Rancher Candies to and let sit for several hours until candy is dissolved.
- Make Lemonade as directed but reduce the lemon juice from 1 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups.
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