Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

05.19.2015

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!

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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!

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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

5 from 2 votes

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

Instructions

  1. Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Recipe source: adapted from Bon Appetit

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35 comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Medha :)! May 19, 2015 at 9:49pm Reply

  • 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

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