Friday, July 12, 2013

Raspberry Lemonade

Hi guys! Today I'm going to share another raspberry recipe, this time for raspberry lemonade!

But before we get to that, a little shameless self promotion!

If you haven't heard, Craftgawker and Whimseybox are holding a challenge right now! The submitted projects that receive the most "Favorites" on Craftgawker will have a chance to have their project turned into a DIY kit with Whimseybox! Super cool right? Well, yours truly has entered, so if you are feeling generous help a sister out by favoriting my String Art Project on Craftgawker!

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
Ingredients:

  • 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!

-Becca

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!

28 comments:

  1. I wish I wasn't allergic to lemon! That looks delicious! Especially since it has raspberries in it! :D

    Carol | Bitten Glam

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    1. Oh no! If you aren't allergic to all citrus you could definitely try it with grapefruit or lime juice. Wouldn't be quite the same, but I bet it would still be delicious!

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  2. Wow, this sounds so awesome! Definitely going to make it this summer.

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    1. Thanks Marlene! It's such a great drink for a hot day.

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  3. looks so fresh !!
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  4. looks like a great drink for after a run!

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    1. Totally! It would be super refreshing!

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  5. this has all of my favorite ingredients. i can't believe i never thought of using honey--my favorite food--as sweetener/sticky-maker in lemonade. i want to make this asap.

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    1. I know, right? The honey definitely adds a nice little something. If you wanted to go heavier on the honey you could do a honey simple syrup and replace more of the sugar. I bet it would be tasty!

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  7. holy deliciousness! my mouth watered just reading this recipe- clearly i need to start buying those fruits so i can make summer drinks like this! and woot good luck with the contest! i love the plaque you made- definitely favorited it :) also, sorry i couldn't make it out to the fair to meet you! my boyfriend just got a new job so we were out celebrating, haha. some other time though!

    xo Marlen
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    1. Thanks, Marlen! That's ok! Congratulations to your boyfriend on the new job!

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  8. Looks so delicious and refreshing! My husband has recently been making his own invented recipe of strawberry-mint-limeade. There's something about berries and citrus that goes very well together!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Strawberry-mint-limeade sounds amazing! Berries and citrus are definitely a great combo.

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  9. What a great summer treat! I'll have to pick up some raspberries next weekend to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Of course! I hope you love it. It's been so refreshing these past few days.

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  10. I wish I would have read this before our Garage sale on Saturday! My niece would have made a killing at her lemonade stand! ;)

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    1. Aw, well keep it in mind for next time!

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  11. This look super good!! I´m so gonna try it :)
    Kisses

    Ana Isabella
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  12. Really excellent! A perfect summer drink.

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