July 28, 2011

Summer Raspberry Lemonade

I'm just a girl who loves pretty summer drinks. 
Here's one to love, too!

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Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup of water
¾ cup raspberries; pureed and pushed through a fine mesh sieve; plus more whole berries for garnish if desired
1 cup fresh lemon juice (this equaled close to 8 of my lemons)
4-6 cups cold water (this will vary depending on your taste)
Directions
1. Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and heat until the sugar in completely dissolved; swirl the pan occasionally. Let cool.
2. Measure 3/4 of fresh raspberries and puree them in your blender or food processor.
3. Push the raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to separate the seeds from the pulp.
4. Once the simple syrup has cooled, combine the raspberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice in a large pitcher.
5. Add 4-6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your taste, so add as little or as much as you want to achieve your perfect sweet/tart balance.

Source: My Baking Addiction

5 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds delicious and what a pretty way to serve them. Jotting down directions on a recipe card right now. Thanks! xo

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  2. That is so pretty, and sounds delicious! Thanks for the tip for this refreshing drink:)
    Cheers!

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  3. I'd love one of those right about now... :)

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  4. Sounds delicious and look gorgeous! Love the straws!

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  5. Such a delicious looking drink! I must try this.

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