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Raspberry Lemonade

15 minutes
4 servings

Indulge in a thirst-quenching summer drink with our refreshing and delicious raspberry lemonade made from freshly squeezed lemons and ripe raspberries.

Raspberry Lemonade
This refreshing Raspberry Lemonade is made with fresh raspberries, lemon juice, water, stevia, and club soda. It's perfect for a hot summer day and is sure to become a family favorite.

Oh, summer! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the kids are begging for a cool treat. What could be more refreshing than a tall glass of homemade Raspberry Lemonade? This isn’t your grocery store variety – it’s bursting with fresh raspberries, a touch of sweet, and a healthy dose of fizz.

Now, this isn’t your average lemonade. This is a symphony of sweet and tart, where juicy raspberries dance with bright lemons, all brought together by a subtle touch of sweetness. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after a long day, a refreshing treat for a backyard barbecue, or a delightful addition to your brunch spread.

But what makes this recipe so special? It’s all about the quality of ingredients and the simplicity of the process. You don’t need any fancy equipment, culinary skills, or hard-to-find ingredients. Just a handful of fresh, vibrant ingredients and a blender, and you’re on your way to a taste of pure summer bliss.

Let’s break it down, shall we?

Raspberry Lemonade

What is Raspberry Lemonade?

This vibrant pink beverage is a delightful twist on the classic lemonade. It combines the sweet and tangy flavors of raspberries with the refreshing fizz of club soda, creating a drink that’s perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

This Raspberry Lemonade is:

  • Easy to make: Just blend, mix, and enjoy!
  • Made with fresh ingredients: No artificial flavors or preservatives here.
  • Customizable: Adjust the sweetness to your liking or add other fruits for a unique twist.
  • Perfect for summer parties: It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • Raspberries: The star of the show! These little gems lend their delightful sweetness and vibrant color, creating a naturally sweet and tart flavor that’s simply irresistible.
  • Lemon Juice: The perfect counterpoint to the raspberries’ sweetness, adding a zesty kick that awakens your taste buds and makes your mouth water.
  • Water: The base of our refreshing concoction, keeping everything light and smooth.
  • Sweetener: Whether it’s stevia, sugar, or your preferred alternative, this ingredient adds the touch of sweetness that brings everything together.
  • Club Soda: The final flourish! This adds a delightful fizz and effervescence that takes this lemonade to the next level.

Substitutions & Additions

  • Feeling adventurous? Swap out the raspberries for another berry of your choice, like blueberries or blackberries.
  • Want to add a touch of herbal goodness? Throw in a few sprigs of mint or basil.
  • Craving a little extra sweetness? Add a splash of honey or a squeeze of agave nectar.
  • Don’t have club soda? Sparkling water works just as well!

Equipment Needed for Raspberry Lemonade

How to Make this Recipe

  1. Blend the raspberries: Combine them with a little water in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the puree: This removes the seeds and leaves you with a gorgeous pink liquid.
  3. Mix it up: Combine the raspberry puree, lemon juice, sweetener, and water in a pitcher.
  4. Get fizzy: Top each glass with club soda and watch the bubbles dance!
  5. Garnish and serve: Add a fresh raspberry or mint sprig for a touch of elegance.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, infuse the water with a few slices of ginger or a sprig of rosemary before adding the other ingredients.
  • Don’t be afraid to adjust the sweetness to your liking. Start with a little less and add more to taste.
  • Want to keep things extra cold? Freeze some raspberries and use them as ice cubes in your lemonade.
  • If you don’t have a fine-mesh strainer, you can use a cheesecloth to strain the raspberry puree.
  • Make it a party! This recipe easily doubles or triples, making it perfect for potlucks and picnics.
Raspberry Lemonade

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve this beautiful lemonade in chilled glasses with festive straws.
  • Add a slice of lemon or lime for a classic touch.
  • Pair it with your favorite summer dishes, like grilled chicken or a light salad.

Storage Suggestions

This lemonade will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving, as the ingredients may settle.

Raspberry Lemonade

Recipe FAQ

  • Can I use frozen raspberries? Absolutely! Just thaw them completely before blending.
  • Can I make this without a blender? Yes, you can mash the raspberries with a fork.
  • Do I have to use stevia? Not at all! Use any sweetener you prefer, like sugar, honey, or agave nectar.
  • Can I make this ahead of time? Yes, you can make the lemonade base and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Simply add the club soda and ice just before serving.

So there you have it, friends! The recipe for the perfect Raspberry Lemonade, guaranteed to become your new summer go-to. Now, what are you waiting for? Grab your blender, gather your ingredients, and get ready to sip your way into summer bliss!

Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade

4.50 from 6 votes
This refreshing Raspberry Lemonade is made with fresh raspberries, lemon juice, water, stevia, and club soda. It's perfect for a hot summer day and is sure to become a family favorite.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz raspberries fresh
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ½ cups club soda

Instructions
 

  • Blend the raspberries with 1/4 cup of the water until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds.
  • Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of water and the sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the raspberry puree or muddled raspberries, simple syrup, lemon juice, and club soda. Stir well to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness by adding more stevia or simple syrup, if desired. Add ice and serve immediately, garnished with reserved raspberries if using.
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