I was going through all my older blog posts and realized I haven’t been sharing some of my favorite drinks with yall!
I’m playing catch-up so don’t be alarmed when I start posting lots of drinks!
Raspberry Lemonade being one of them.
I love making fruit drinks year-round.
As I stated in my previous post, with the help of frozen fruit, I’m never without my favorite drinks.
First, we start off with lots of frozen raspberries.
Add the raspberries, sugar, and almost half of the water to a large pot.
Bring the mixture to boil, boil around five minutes, turn off the fire, cover mixture, and allow it to cool completely.
Next, blend the mixture in a blender if you have one.
If not, the mixture will be soft enough to strain through a fine-mesh sieve with a little elbow work!
With a spoon, press the mixture through the sieve into a large jug.
You can either discard the solids or save them to throw into smoothies as I do.
Lastly, it’s time to mix the raspberry sugar mixture or “simple syrup” if you want to use fancy terms with the lemonade.
Don’t forget to add the remaining water. Uhh…I did before and believe me you want enjoy it!
It’s time to make our drinks super pretty!
I love pretty colorful drinks.
I like to garnish with fresh raspberries, sliced lemon wedges, and a little mint for a pop of color.
I served my drinks in these large Ball mugs but a smaller Ball mug would work just fine.
Don’t forget lots of ice too!
BTW: I don’t like to add ice to the jug of lemonade in advance because it waters the drink down which I try to avoid at all cost!
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
18 cups water
6 cups sugar, granulated
4 cups raspberries, frozen
4 cups lemon juice
mint, lemon wedges, extra raspberries to garnish
Combine raspberries and sugar with 10 cups water in a large pot.
Bring mixture to boil, cook about 5 minutes.
Turn off the fire, cover with a lid and allow mixture to cool completely.
Blend mixture in a blender and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large jar.
Use the back of the spoon to press mixture through a sieve.
Add lemon juice and remaining water.
Mix well, allow mixture to chill in the refrigerator.
Serve over ice, garnish with lemon wedges, fresh raspberries, and mint.