Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade

Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade

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My daughters and I have been enjoying this recipe for Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade for a few years now, tweaking it each time until it is now perfected! A sweet fizz of lemonade flavored with raspberries and mint. Try it and see what you think. 

 

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There are few things more refreshing than an ice cold glass of lemonade. You may be surprised how quick and easy it is to make your own. And homemade is so much better than a store bought mixed powder. What’s more, it’s fun to give your lemonade fun flavors by adding fresh fruit or herbs, such as this one with raspberries and mint.

Have fun experimenting with this recipe by substituting other fruits and herbs for the raspberries and mint. Consider fresh basil, rosemary, thyme, or lavender. Or fruits such as strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, peach, limes, or even watermelon.

I like to serve lemonade at an afternoon tea party, especially in the spring or summer, when everyone needs a refreshing cool drink between courses. This recipe is also perfect for afternoon entertaining, simply with cookies or a cold dessert. Browse my Cookie Recipes Here.

 

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Ingredients for Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade

(See full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • water
  • granulated sugar
  • fresh raspberries, divided
  • fresh mint leaves
  • lemon zest
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • sparkling water (like Perrier or LaCroix)
  • ice

 

Instructions for this Recipe

Lemons, Mint, and Raspberries

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

Preparing the Lemons

Using a fine-edged grater, zest lemon (1 tablespoon). Squeeze enough juice to get 1 cup (approximately 4-6 lemons.)

Wash and drain raspberries.

 

Make the Simple Syrup

 

Prepare a simple syrup by placing water, granulated sugar, 1 cup raspberries, mint leaves, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.

Using a wooden spoon or muddler, gently press down on the fresh mint and twist, to release even more minty flavor.

Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

 

Prepare the Lemonade

Make a Simple Syrup with Water, Sugar, Mint, and Raspberries

Strain the cooled simple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2 quart pitcher. Discard the raspberries, lemon zest, and mint leaves.

Add the lemon juice to the pitcher. Using a long-handled wooden spoon, stir to mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

If you’d prefer not to have any pulp in your lemonade, go ahead and strain the lemon juice with the sieve into the pitcher. I like the added texture and “citrusy pop” it lends to the drink.

When ready to serve, pour 3-4 cups sparkling water into the pitcher, depending on how strong you want your lemonade. Stir to mix and taste.

I like to use a plain sparkling water for this recipe such as Le Croix, Perrier, or even Great Value. Another option is to use Ginger Ale, although this will add extra flavor to the lemonade. 

 

 

 

Serve Raspberry Mint Lemonade over Ice - Garnish with Raspberries and Sliced Lemons

Serve in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with sliced lemon, fresh mint, and/or fresh raspberries.

This recipe makes about 6 cups of lemonade and will serve 4-6 people.

See more Drink Recipes Here. Browse Tea Party Ideas Here. 

 

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Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade

My daughters and I have been enjoying this recipe for a few years now, tweaking it each time until it is now perfected! A sweet fizz of lemonade flavored with raspberries and mint. Try it and see what you think. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Raspberries, Lemons, Mint Herbs, Sparkling Water
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling/Refrigeration: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4-6 lemons
  • 3-4 cups sparkling water like Perrier or LaCroix
  • ice

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Using a fine-edged grater, zest lemon (1 tablespoon). Squeeze enough lemon juice to get 1 cup (approximately 4-6 lemons).
  • Wash and drain raspberries.

Make the Simple Syrup

  • Prepare a simple syrup by placing water, granulated sugar, 1 cup raspberries, mint leaves, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.
  • Using a wooden spoon or muddler, gently press down on the fresh mint and twist, to release even more minty flavor.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Lemonade

  • Strain the cooled simple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2 quart pitcher. Discard the raspberries, lemon zest, and mint leaves.
  • Add the lemon juice to the pitcher. Using a long-handled wooden spoon, stir to mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, pour 3-4 cups sparkling water into the pitcher, depending on how strong you want your lemonade. Stir to mix and taste.
  • Serve in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with sliced lemon, fresh mint, and/or fresh raspberries.
  • This recipe makes about 6 cups of lemonade and will serve 4-6 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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