Raspberry Lemonade

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Raspberry Lemonade – Pureed raspberries give fresh squeezed lemonade such a great new flavor!  So easy to make and the perfect refreshing summer drink!

As soon as the weather gets warm I am all about fresh and fruit drinks.  I love a cold and refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. And when you go out to restaurants they have all these different fruity varieites, I decided it was time I had those options at home as well. 

Raspberry lemonade from scratch

 

Fresh Squeezed lemonade is a must in the summer.  As soon as lemons go on sale I stock up and make a pitcher or two.  And if you are lucky to live in a place with fruit trees, like my parents who probably have hundreds of lemons a year, you can make this any time!  

Raspberry lemonade is so easy to make, you really just add raspberry puree to your favorite lemonade.  You can use powdered mix and then add the puree, you can use bottled lemonade, or you can make it 100% from scratch and have fresh squeezed with raspberry puree.  I am not judging you, you do whatever you want!  

rasberry flavored lemonade

Lemonade Variations

The raspberry puree gives fresh squeezed lemonade such a fruity and refreshing flavor, plus it is such a pretty color!  But there are lots of different ways you can mix it up.

  • This recipe calls for raspberries, but if you have a bunch of strawberries or blueberries use those instead.  The recipe wouldn’t change, just use whatever fruit you have.  Strawberry lemonade is absolutely delicious in case you were curious!  
  • If you want to make this for the grown ups, feel free to add vodka to serve at a party
  • Do you like things fizzy?  Use club soda or sparkling water for a portion of the water and making this a sparkling lemonade
Raspberry Lemonade - Pureed raspberries give fresh squeezed lemonade such a great new flavor!  So easy to make and the perfect refreshing summer drink!

How Do You Make Raspberry Lemodade From Scratch

  1. Start by pureeing your raspberries in the blender.  You can use fresh or frozen berries, just thaw the frozen ones first.  If you need a little water in the bottom of the blender to get things to come together, add about 1/4 cup. 
  2. Strain the seeds from the puree and store in the fridge until ready to use.  
  3. Make your simple syrup by simmering sugar and water together until it forms a thick syrup.  Chill the mixture before you made your lemonade.  
  4. Combine fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, raspberry puree and water together. Stir until well combined and then just pour over ice to serve.  

If want to have a shortcut add the raspberry puree to 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite pre-made lemonade and serve over ice. Have extra raspberries? Check out these Raspberry Crumble Bars for another fun idea!

raspberry lemonade in a glass with ice close up

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Raspberry Lemonade - Pureed raspberries give fresh squeezed lemonade such a great new flavor!  So easy to make and the perfect refreshing summer drink!
5 from 1 vote

Raspberry Lemonade

By Erin
Raspberry Lemonade – Pureed raspberries give fresh squeezed lemonade such a great new flavor!  So easy to make and the perfect refreshing summer drink!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4-6 cups cold water

Instructions 

  • In a small sauce pan bring 1 cup of water to a simmer. Stir in sugar, and remove from heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • In a blender or a food processor puree the raspberries. Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds. 
  • Combine lemon juice, pureed raspberries and syrup mixture in a large pitcher. Add 4-6 cups of water depending on how sweet or tart you want it. Start with 4 and taste to adjust.
  • Serve over ice.

Notes

Shortcut – Add raspberry puree to 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite pre-made lemonade

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drink Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 127
Keyword: raspberry lemonade
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38 Comments

  1. What a lovely color and refreshing drink! I look forward to your drink recipes as I don’t have many with me! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful color. I like my lemonade super sweet. I bet the raspberries do just that.

  3. What a simple and perfect drink for summer! Two of my favorite flavors all rolled up into one! Enjoy your vacation!!!

  4. I’m all about making refreshing drinks right now too! This is a great way to kick up a powdered mix!

  5. Hey…very refreshing and super cool :). I just saw this picture on Foodgawker and couldn’t stop appreciating the clicks!!