This Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade is a fresh twist on that classic summer drink and a perfect addition to any summer party. This has been one scorcher of a summer, but you know what you do when life gives you a hot day? You make lemonade. Amp things up a bit from the classic lemonade stand recipe and add deliciously tart raspberries and a bit of a bubbling sparkle with this Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade!
This is a great beverage to serve at summer BBQs, or just to sip at while enjoying the hot summer weather.
It couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s so full of fresh tart and sweet flavour that you will be reaching for it all summer long.
1 12 oz bag frozen raspberries, thawed,
1/2 cup cold water,
1 cup lemon juice, chilled!
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar,
1 liter (33.8 oz) club soda, chilled,
Fresh mint, ice cubes, lemon slices and fresh raspberries, for serving!
In a small saucepan, heat the water and granulated sugar over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool!
Place raspberries in a blender or food processor and pulse until puréed.
Use a wooden spoon to force raspberry purée through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Stir raspberry purée, lemon juice, and simply syrup in a large pitcher until well blended.
Pour in club soda and stir to combine!
Pour raspberry lemonade into glasses and add fresh raspberries and ice cubes into each glass, if desired. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.