• Old-fashioned pink lemonade is as vintage as drinks come. Refreshing and pretty with just a hint of pink for all the romantics, it’s perfect for a lazy afternoon picnic. Relax and smile with a glass in your hand.

    Recipe by Leila Saffarian 

    Assisted by Nomvuselelo Mncube

    Photograph by Graeme Borchers 

    Assisted by Curtis Gallon 

    Old-fashioned pink lemonade

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 10 mins + 1 hr to chill


    • juice of 2 pink grapefruits
    • 1L (4 cups) still water
    • squeeze of lime juice
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) castor sugar
    • ice cubes, to serve
    • fresh mint, to serve
    • cucumber slices, to serve
    • fresh lime wedges, to serve



    Combine all of the ingredients in a large jug and stir to dissolve the sugar.


    Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


    Top with ice, mint, cucumber and lime before serving.


    Leila's tip: Keep the lemonade cool and transport in flasks. Serve the lemonade with pretty striped straws.