This sweet and tangy made from scratch raspberry lemonade is so refreshing and delicious. The perfect treat to enjoy all summer long!
I have quite a thing for lemonade. When it’s hot outside, it’s all I want to drink! It’s cold, refreshing, and so delicious. As much as I love a good basic lemonade recipe, this raspberry lemonade is over-the-top amazing! It’s so incredibly flavorful, sweet and tangy, and super refreshing. Best of all, it’s easy to make in advance, which means you can make it at the beginning of the week and enjoy fresh raspberry lemonade all week long.
This raspberry lemonade starts with a delicious homemade raspberry sauce. It has only five ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. As great as it is in this lemonade, it’s also delicious as a topping for waffles or ice cream (or just eating out of the jar with a spoon). Once your raspberry sauce is finished and cooling down, you’ll make the fresh squeezed lemonade, then combine the two into a delicious drink. The recipe makes enough for about eight servings, and you could easily double or triple it for a party.
Seriously, one taste and you will be hooked on this lemonade. I’m going to be enjoying it all summer long!
for the raspberry sauce:
- 12 ounces fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 tablespoons water
for the lemonade:
- 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (from about 7 large lemons)
- 1 3/4 cup white sugar
- 8 cups water
- To make the raspberry sauce, add the raspberries, lemon juice, and sugar to a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the raspberries, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water. Pour the corn starch mixture into the pot, stir to combine, and cook 2-3 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
- To make the lemonade, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and one cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often until sugar is completely dissolved (about 5 minutes).
- Allow mixture to come to room temperature and chill for 1 hour.
- In a large pitcher, combine juice from lemons, the remaining seven cups of water and the sugar water mixture. Stir well and chill.
- To assemble, spoon two tablespoons of raspberry sauce into the bottom of a glass. Add ice and pour lemonade to fill the glass. Stir and enjoy.
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