There is no better way to beat the heat of summer than with a refreshing fruity drink! This raspberry lemonade is my go-to drink when we have guests over in the summer months, and kids especially love it, calling it their “magical drink.” I haven’t figured out why they say that (maybe because they harness the super powers that come from the one ingredient we all love, sugar 😉
This drink is super simple to make and you can keep it in the fridge for a few days and just add crushed ice for a slushie effect. I really love the tartness of the lemon and limes combined with the raspberries. And if you are wanting to go more tropical, you could definitely add orange juice to the mix! For the adults, I am not one to judge if a little tequila or vodka gets splashed in… 😉
If you’re reading this, it’s highly likely you are thirsty or sweaty, so I’ll cut right to the chase. Here’s the recipe:
2 cups of raspberries (frozen works fine)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
Place the 2 cups of raspberries in a bowl. Squeeze the lemons and limes over the raspberries and let them marinate. Our trick for juicing is to cut the lemon in half, then spike the lemon half with a knife a few times, then use a fork and squeeze while turning the fork.
Stir the raspberry mixture with a fork, crushing the raspberries and letting them marinate. Eventually, they will turn into raspberry mush (it looks a little like jam). You could also use a blender to mash the raspberries down, or simply let them marinate while you perform the next step.
Add sugar to the water in a pot and heat to a boil. Turn off and let cool. This is a simple syrup.
You have two options here with the raspberry mixture. You can add it directly to the simple syrup water. Or you can strain it and only use the juice without the seeds. I’ve done both and they are equally delicious. Keep this mixture in the fridge until ready to use. Or fill a glass with crushed ice and pour the raspberry deliciousness over the ice and enjoy! A magical drink for summer!
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