But before we get to that, a little shameless self promotion!
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Ok, shameless self promotion complete! Onto some delicious, tart, refreshing raspberry lemonade!
The raspberries I picked last Friday were holding on strong thanks to the vinegar wash I gave them when I got them home (more on that here), but it was time to use the rest up, so I decided to make this raspberry lemonade! Here's how to make it:
Raspberry Lemonade- Makes 1 large pitcher
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (I used 5 medium lemons)
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 cup sugar, more or less to taste
- 6 cups water (2 cups warm, 4 cups super cold)
- Optional: extra raspberries, lemon slices, and sugar for garnish
1. Put your raspberries, honey, and about 3/4 cup of the sugar in your pitcher.
2. Use a wooden spoon (or a muddler if you've got one) to muddle together the sugar, raspberries, and honey. Muddle it all up real thorough-like!3. Add your lemon juice and 2 cups of warm water and stir up the mixture. The warm water is helpful since the sugar dissolves into it faster. Taste and see if you need any additional sugar. I kept mine at 3/4 cups, but I like my lemonade on the tart side.
4. Add the 4 cups of cold water and stir it all up. Do one more taste test here as you can certainly still adjust the amount of sugar if necessary.
5. Optional: put a sugar rim on your glass (I dipped the rim into the raspberry lemonade, then in my leftover sugar)6. Pour your lemonade and (optional) garnish with a lemon slice and some raspberries skewered onto a toothpick.
Voila! You're done! Now all you have to do is sit back, sip, and relax. If you've got a nice big porch to do it on, all the better!
Til next time!
P.S. I'm volunteering at Urban Craft Uprising on Saturday with Katie Marie V. If you're in Seattle, stop by and say hello!