8ouncesfresh raspberriesabout 2 cups, plus a few for garnish
6 to 8lemonsabout 1 to 1¼ cups of juice, plus 1 lemon for garnish
3cupssparkling water24 ounces or about a 750ml bottle
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.
Juice the lemons, removing all seeds and pulp.
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.
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.
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.
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.