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refreshing raspberry lemonade

raspberry lemonade

I’ve made so many versions of raspberry lemonade this summer trying to find the perfect balance of tart and sweet. I like a lot of raspberry flavor yet still want it to taste like lemon-ade. All were good but none were exactly right.

raspberries

I finally settled on this one. It’s not quite sour enough for Kylie and not quite sweet enough for Alan, which to me meant I’d finally found the right mix for us (since the rest of us thought it was perfect). I love the balance of tart and sweet here and it’s so refreshing when the temperatures rise above 90. If you like, add just 3/4 cup of the simple syrup, then taste and add the rest if you want it sweeter.

raspberry lemonade

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Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade

Yield: 4 small servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

This recipe makes enough for four small servings. Feel free to double or triple it if you'd like!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, from about 8-10 large lemons
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Puree raspberries in either a food processor or blender (or just thorough crush with a potato masher). Place puree in a fine mesh sieve and push raspberry juice through. Discard pulp and seeds.
  3. Mix together simple syrup, lemon juice and raspberry juice in a small pitcher. Chill thoroughly and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 10gSugar: 59gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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vianney

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

We love lemonade, but with raspberries..even better!! so festive!

the wicked noodle

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

I know, right?! I love raspberries in anything!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Monday 27th of August 2012

That is one decent-looking raspberries! I am jealous of your produce haul :D

the wicked noodle

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

LOL!! Thanks Kiran :-)

Jenny @ BAKE

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

this looks incredible! perfect for summer! just needs a little vodka!

the wicked noodle

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

It definitely needs some vodka :-)

wok with ray

Monday 20th of August 2012

This lemonade is just perfect for this hot weather we are having. I love that cute glass you have there. Have a good week! :)

the wicked noodle

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

Thanks Ray!

Lynna

Saturday 18th of August 2012

It`s summer and I have yet to make some lemonade to accommodate the hot weather!

the wicked noodle

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

Oh no! I'm sure you've made some other delicious goodies though :-)

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