Raspberry Lemonade

Pink Lemonade 3

Summer is here! And what better way to welcome it than by making some easy-squeezy, sweetly refreshing lemonade to enjoy at the end of a long hot day. This recipe is one with a twist that my raspberry-loving brain has concocted. Though the raspberries can also be left out for normal lemonade, I really recommend them as they add a bit of extra natural sweetness alongside the honey and make such an enchantingly summery colour.

This recipe is based on my own tastebuds – I do love the tartness of lemons but feel free to add a bit more sugar or honey, a bit more water, sparkling water – maybe even swap the raspberries for something else like ginger – whatever makes your own tastebuds tingle.

Ingredients:

5 lemons

200ml water (for sweet syrup)

40g sugar

2 level tbsp honey

600ml cold water

70g fresh/frozen raspberries

Recipe:

  1. Halve your lemons and squeeze the juice into a small jug or bowl, straining out the pips and pulp.
  2. Boil your water for the sweet syrup in a saucepan along with the sugar and honey (adjust according to taste) stirring until it dissolves.
  3. Remove from the heat and add your cold water and lemon juice.
  4. Heat your raspberries gently in a saucepan for a minute or two, just until the juices start to run. Strain them over your pan of lemonade to release the raspberry juice and ensure that the seeds are removed.
  5. Stir and strain once more if you wish and pour into a jug or bottle and refrigerate so it’s nice and cold. This is the perfect excuse to buy some little paper umbrellas or colourful straws and have a little picnic or lemonade party!
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This entry was written by rosannabanana and published on 25 June, 2014 at 10:04 pm. It’s filed under Drinks and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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