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A glass of sparkling raspberry lemonade with a green striped straw on a grey wooden table.
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Prep Time
15 mins
Chilling Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This recipe for sparkling raspberry lemonade is a burst of refreshment in the hot summer months. Drink as is, or spike it with vodka or gin.

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Drinks, Fruit Drinks, Drinks, Lemon, Lemons, Fresh Lemons, raspberries
Servings: 5 8-ounce servings
Calories: 216 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces fresh raspberries about 2 cups, plus a few for garnish
  • 6 to 8 lemons about 1 to 1¼ cups of juice, plus 1 lemon for garnish
  • 3 cups sparkling water 24 ounces or about a 750ml bottle
  • mint leaves optional
Instructions
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Bring this to a simmer to dissolve the sugar and then cool completely.
  2. Juice the lemons, removing all seeds and pulp.
  3. Purée the raspberries in a food processor with ¼ cup of the lemon juice and strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all the seeds. Use the back of a spoon to help push the raspberry purée through the strainer.
  4. Pour the strained raspberry purée into a pitcher and add the remaining lemon juice and 3 cups of sparkling water. Stir together and then add the simple syrup to taste, depending on how sweet you would like the lemonade. I like to start at ½ cup.
  5. Pour into tall glasses over ice, garnish with a slice of lemon and a couple of raspberries. If you’d like to add mint leaves, give them a slap between your hands before dropping them into the lemonade - this will help release the mint oil and a refreshing aroma.
Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.