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Raspberry Lemonade is sweet, tart and full of flavor. This Lemonade is made with fresh puree raspberries to make this cool refreshing drink.

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We love making Homemade Lemonade especially during the summer months for an easy drink recipe. You will be surprised how easy it is to make lemonade. It taste so much better than the concentrate or powdered options.

This sweet and tangy recipe calls for fresh, real ingredients. No added flavoring so I know that I am giving my family a refreshing summer drink to enjoy all summer long. Try these other refreshing drink recipes Easy Sherbet Punch Recipe and The Best Party Punch.

Best Way to Juice Lemons

Juicing a lemon can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools. There are different options that work great and allows you to juice the lemon without a lot of work.

  • Hand Held JuicerWe love using this to juice a lemon. It is very easy to do and easy to transport. You can a lot of juice out of the lemon so it is very efficient.
  • Juicer with Ridged top – You can also purchase a juicer that has a ridged top. Simply press the lemon on top and the lemon juice ends up in a cup.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - water, fresh raspberries, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, sugar

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Variation Ideas

  • Sparkling Water – We love sparkling water and mixed with the raspberry lemonade recipe. You can use equal parts of sparkling water or club soda.
  • Adult Version – Mix 1 cup of Raspberry Lemonade with ¼ of of vodka or gin. This would be perfect for an adult party or you just want to enjoy a cocktail.
  • Add Fresh Mint – Add fresh mint to your raspberry lemonade if you enjoy the mint flavoring.
  • Change the Fruit – Instead of Raspberry Lemonade, make strawberry lemonade. Use the fresh strawberries instead of raspberries.

How to Make Raspberry Lemonade from Scratch

  • Step 1 – Puree the cups of fresh raspberries with 4 cups of cold water. It is recommended to run the raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds.
Blended lemonade in a glass bowl
  • Step 2 – Combine the ingredients – In a large pitcher, combine the pureed raspberries, lemon juice, raspberry simple syrup, sugar, and remaining water.
  • Step 3 – Stir to combine – Slowly stir the ingredients together until homogenous. 
Raspberry Lemonade in a pitcher
  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve immediately and enjoy. You can pour the lemonade over ice cubes or serve it without.

Expert Tips

  • Raspberry Options – If you do not have access to fresh raspberries, you can use frozen raspberries. Let the frozen raspberries sit in the fridge until they are soft before pureeing them.
  • Lemon Juice – I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you do not have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice instead. 
  • Storing Lemonade – You can store this lemonade in the fridge for up to one week.
  • Puree Raspberries – To puree the raspberries you can add the raspberries to either a food processor or a blender.
Raspberry Lemonade in a glass

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use a Different kind of Berry?

We have made Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe which a family favorite. But I am not sure if blackberry or blueberry would work. These are great option if you want to garnish this lemonade with.

Would Bottle Lemon Juice work for this Recipe?

We think fresh lemon juice works the best. But if that is all you have, then it could possibly work.

How long will Homemade Lemonade last

Homemade Lemonade will last up to 5 to 7 days. Once we make the lemonade, we pour into a glass pitcher and cover it. Place in the refrigerator to enjoy all week long.

How to Strain Raspberries:

The longest part of making homemade raspberry lemonade is pureeing the raspberries. We use a blender and add the raspberries and water and blend until the raspberries are at the right consistency.
After finishing with the raspberries and you want a pulp free lemonade, use a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds. This allows you to get that smooth texture, almost like syrup. You may even have to use a spatula to really force any seeds to be removed from the puree mixture.

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Raspberry Lemonade

5 from 3 votes
Raspberry Lemonade is sweet, tart and full of flavor. This Lemonade is made with fresh puree raspberries to make this cool refreshing drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Beverage
Calories 43

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cold water divided
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh raspberries
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp raspberry syrup
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
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Instructions

  • Puree the raspberries with 4 cups of water.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the pureed raspberries, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, sugar, and remaining water.
  • Slowly stir the ingredients together until homogenous.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you do not have access to fresh raspberries, you can use frozen ones. If this is the case, you will want to let them sit in the fridge until they are soft before pureeing them.
I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice, but if you do not have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice instead. 
You can store this lemonade in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 43kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 12mg, Potassium 52mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 8IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 13mg, Iron 1mg

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