on the subject of pink lemonade
"The New York Times credited Henry E. "Sanchez" Allott as the inventor of pink lemonade in his obituary: At 15 he ran away with a circus and worked in a lemonade concession. One day while mixing a tub of the orthodox yellow kind he dropped some red cinnamon candies in by mistake. The resulting rose-tinted mixture sold so surprisingly well that he continued to dispense his chance discovery.
Another theory, as recorded by historian Joe Nickell, in his book Secrets of the Sideshows, is that it was Pete Conklin who first invented the drink in 1857 when he used water dyed pink from a horse rider's red tights to make his lemonade."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_lemonade#Pink_lemonade