Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

05.19.2015

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade | Cooking Classy

Yes it’s that time of year! Time to enjoy warm days outside, calm days at the sunlit beach, or just to relax in your backyard – lying a hammock as you bask in the warmth of the sun on your skin, while enjoying long sips from of tall glass of this ice cold Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade. There’s my ideal summer, now I just need that comfy hammock with an extra soft and plush pillow. But for now, at least I have this irresistibly refreshing fresh raspberry lemonade!

I love lemonade lately (yes I still have one more lemonade recipe to share). I love it’s balance of sweet and tart and when you use fresh fruit it makes a world of difference. None of that bottled lemon juice that has been sitting on the shelf for months.

I keep thinking I need to do a lemonade stand with my kids and I want to sell real deal lemonade like this –  for those one or two kind people that actually stop (memories as a kid :). Imagine their surprise when they think they are just being nice and they’re going to pretend to enjoy that glass of overly sweet Kool Aid, when suddenly they get something like this instead. Well worth the 50 cents!

Save this recipe because you need to try it at least once this summer while all those gorgeous, vibrantly flavored fresh raspberries are in season.

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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 liter (33.8 oz) sparkling water or club soda, chilled
  • Fresh mint and ice, for serving

Directions

  • Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • In a large pitcher (if you don't have one large enough you may need two) whisk together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour in honey and mix until blended. Stir in raspberry mixture and lemon juice then pour in club soda and stir once. Serve with ice and fresh mint.
  • Recipe source: adapted from Bon Appetit
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/05/sparkling-raspberry-lemonade/

 

 

23 comments

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes): There is seriously nothing better to me than sparkling lemonade. This looks beyond refreshing. And the photos are flawless! May 19, 2015 at 11:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Jocelyn! May 19, 2015 at 9:50pm Reply

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: This looks amazing! That shot of the raspberries is to die for :) May 19, 2015 at 12:47pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: This is so beautiful, Jaclyn! I just kept saying out loud to myself when I was looking at the pictures, “Wow!” I’m sure it must taste amazing, too, with the fresh lemon juice and fresh raspberries. I have some lemon juice that I froze from our lemons so am definitely saving this recipe and trying as soon as possible! May 19, 2015 at 3:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Shari! May 22, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: This made me so thirsty, I had to go get something to drink, except it was no where near as good as your sparkling lemonade! Looks fantastic! May 20, 2015 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Natasha :)! May 21, 2015 at 12:53am Reply

  • Toni Marie: This looks so refreshing and delicious! Love your photos. Great post :) May 20, 2015 at 8:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Toni! May 22, 2015 at 3:42pm Reply

  • Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness: Whoa.. I wish I could have all of those raspberries!! This looks so refreshing! Perfect for summer! May 20, 2015 at 9:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Indeed. I can’t wait for summer! May 22, 2015 at 3:43pm Reply

  • Pamela: It is sweltering hot here in Singapore and this is PERFECT to combat the heat. Lovely recipe! May 24, 2015 at 9:13am Reply

  • REBECCA: I am intolerant to honey or agave nectar. Would you recommend equal amount of simple syrup? May 27, 2015 at 2:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would just replace it with regular sugar. May 27, 2015 at 6:09pm Reply

  • Susan: your recipe doesn’t say when to add in the lemon juice. Approx how many lemons make one cup? I’m planning to make this for a baby shower. Looks amazing! June 6, 2015 at 8:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s there listed along with the raspberry mixture :). It will take about 6 medium lemons. June 6, 2015 at 10:40pm Reply

      • Susan: Of course I see it now. Thank you! June 7, 2015 at 2:51am Reply

  • Gwen: This looks amazing! Two of my favorite summer flavors combined! I am a huge lemonade fan and love to mix it up a little different then the standard. Can not wait to make this! It’s going to be at our Memorial Day Picnic! Thanks for sharing! May 26, 2016 at 9:41pm Reply

  • Angi: Love this, Jaclyn! I hope you don’t mind, I am a graphic designer and applied a summer-fun layout and design to your recipe to share as a part of a post on my blog. I made sure to give you the well-deserved credit and link to you website, of course! Here it is, if you wanna check it out!
    https://amgimagines.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/raspberry-lemonade/ June 11, 2016 at 1:07pm Reply

  • Jasmine: This is looks amazing!! So sad that the supermarket near my house don’t sell raspberry :'( June 13, 2016 at 5:54am Reply

  • Pamela: This drink was veryyy fresh for the summer :)
    Thank you for the best recipe :) :) July 13, 2016 at 2:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to comment Pamela! July 13, 2016 at 10:19am Reply

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