Raspberry Lemonade

by Megan on July 15, 2010

You know what? You guys are the best. Have I told you that lately? Just know it. And thanks for stopping by and taking a sip of this lemonade.

You know what else? I made a double recipe of this goodness because I wanted the only pitcher I own (that I love and never have a chance to use) to be full to the brim.

P.S. The doubled recipe is below. Feel free to cut it right in half for 2 1/2 cups of heaven instead of 5.

So at first taste this was sweet-sweet-sweet. So I topped it off with some ice and put it in the fridge over night. In the morning it was perfection! So taste it when you make it and add more lemon juice if you want or just let the ice do it’s thing. Maybe even freeze it into popsicles. I know I’m tempted.

Raspberry Lemonade {makes 5 cups}
Recipe adapted from I Know How to Cook

Ingredients:

  • juice from 2 lemons (plus more if it’s too sweet) + zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Place sugar in large bowl. Rub the zest of 1 lemon into the sugar until it is fragrant.  Puree the raspberries and juice from your two lemons in a blender until smooth. Pour over the sugar.
  2. Meanwhile bring 2 cups of water to a boil. (I used my electric kettle for this part. Speedy!)  Pour over the fruit and sugar. Stir and set aside to cool. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer. Pour into a pitcher. Serve over ice.

gulp gulp gulp

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

beckie July 15, 2010 at 9:59 am

This looks just perfect for freezing into popsicles! The color is gorgeous – so incredibly summery! Love that there’s lemon zest in it, too.

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Megan (megabite) July 15, 2010 at 10:04 am

Thanks Beckie!

I really need some popsicle molds in my life. Or at least tall shot glasses for molds… something moldy? mold-ish?

I love getting zesty with it. 🙂

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Dad July 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

You did it again. I am thirsty. I will ask Mom to make the full 5 cups. Meg, you are the best Meg-a-bite I have ever known. Thanks for being so creative.

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Megan (megabite) July 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Thank YOU! I think you’ll love this for sure.

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katie July 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Great recipe!

I think that people don’t realize how easy it is to make your own lemonade, and how much better for you overall since you aren’t ingesting all the chemicals and additives you find in the powdered stuff.

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Megan (megabite) July 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Thanks Katie!

I totally agree! That powdered stuff is nothing next to real lemony goodness.

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mum July 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm

DELISH… oh, yummo.. basically raspberry heaven..

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Megan (megabite) July 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Are you going to make it, or what?!

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