raspberry lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade

It’s a pretty exciting time in Wisconsin because it’s supposed to be 80°f on thursday.  Thursday is 4 days away so  I maybe shouldn’t get too excited but if it’s anywhere near that warm I will be happy.  What says summer and warm weather and happiness more than raspberry lemonade?

raspberry lemonade

raspberry lemonade

I will admit that while this is a pretty simple recipe in terms of the ingredients list, it is kind of a lot of work for a beverage.  I would not recommend making this if you don’t have some kind of juicing apparatus.  I just used a manual one and that was enough work.  The resulting drink is darn good though, and I think worth while for a special occasion or just to treat yourself!

raspberry lemonade

Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction’s Raspberry Lemonade

raspberry lemonade

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)
  • 4 cups cold water

simple syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions

1. Make a simple syrup by combining 1c water and 1c sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves then remove pan from heat to cool.
2. Puree raspberries in a food processor or blender. Put puree in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl or your pitcher and pour lemon juice in, then press puree with a large spoon until most of the raspberry pulp/juice is through and you have mostly seeds left.
3. Once simple syrup is cool, add it along with 4 cups of cold water to your raspberry/lemon mix and stir to combine.

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