Refreshing and delicious lemonade made with fresh raspberries for a little different flavor.
Spring is officially here and I could not be more excited! Though it's still pretty chilly here in the great white north known as the mitten state, it's getting warmer and that makes me happy.
Because that means that summer is right around the corner. And spring in Michigan is kind of non-existent because is is composed of random cold days and random slightly-warm-ish days with snow still on the ground and (hopefully) melting. Then there's summer. Which is mostly like spring is other parts of the country – with highs in the mid to upper 70s with random 80° and 90° days here and there.
But I digress… with my random banter about spring and summer. Because this gorgeous raspberry lemonade might just be my new favorite thing about spring and upcoming summer.
I've made a few different lemonades before so it was just natural to try and make some more with all the different fruit. Raspberries are a favorite in our house and with the abundance of them, and them being on sale, in the grocery store… It's safe to say that we are fully stocked on fresh raspberries.
This recipe is simple enough to make. Just puree some raspberries, strain them to get the seeds out, then add to fresh squeezed lemon juice and a few cups of water and there you go. Fancy raspberry lemonade.
And all your friends and family will think it took you forever. Haha, maybe not but they will love the flavor and freshness that this lemonade has.
- 12 oz fresh raspberries
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- 3 1/2 cups club soda
In blender, add all raspberries and blend on high until well pureed. Pour through fine mesh strainer, or cheesecloth, to remove the seeds and into gallon jug.
Add lemon juice, water, stevia (or sugar), and club soda and stir gently to combine.
Serve immediately over ice and garnished with extra raspberries, if desired.