This homemade raspberry lemonade is the perfect summer drink that is refreshing and delicious, sweet and tangy, and made with freshly squeezed lemons and fresh raspberries.
Texas summers are hot. Blazing hot. Sometimes, it seems like if it gets any hotter, everything will just melt. On days like that, I love making a big batch of my homemade raspberry lemonade. I’ve been making this and other lemonade variations for years, now, and they’re always so refreshing and delicious. I really can’t think of anything more satisfying on a hot day than a tall, ice-cold glass of this berry-licious lemonade, and I think that once you give it a try you’ll agree.
This delicious lemonade infused with raspberries is fully homemade. It only uses fresh raspberries and lemons, sugar, and water. That’s it! It starts with freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Then, I blend it with a ton of fresh raspberries. Finally, it all gets strained to remove the solids and poured over ice. It’s an easy, delicious, and super refreshing drink that makes even the hottest days bearable. In fact, the hotter it gets, the better this lemonade tastes!
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Raspberry Lemonade
- It’s easy to make and uses fresh-squeezed lemons and fresh raspberries.
- It is so refreshing and bursting with delicious flavor.
- It’s the perfect family-friendly drink on a hot summer day.
Raspberry Lemonade Ingredients
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. You likely have sugar at home, so you just need a quick jaunt to the produce section of your local grocery store.
- Large lemons
- Fresh raspberries
- Large pitcher filled with ice
How to Make Raspberry Lemonade
Making this delicious lemonade couldn’t be easier. It only takes a few minutes, and you’re all done!
Step 1: Squeeze the Lemons
Juice the lemons and set the lemon juice aside.
Step 2: Blend the Raspberries
Add the raspberries, sugar, and water to a blender or Vitamix and blend well.
Step 3: Make the Lemonade
Add the fresh lemon juice to the blended berries. Then, pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and into a pitcher filled with ice. Stir. Pour into glasses, garnish with a lemon slice and raspberries, and enjoy!
- Roll your lemons using gentle pressure for about 30 seconds before squeezing them to help release all their juices.
- Be sure to wash and sort your raspberries so you only have the best berries for your lemonade.
- You can use your favorite berries for this recipe. They all work.
- Try using melon in place of berries for something a little different.
- Place your lemonade in the freezer until it just begins to freeze for lemonade slushies.
What to Serve with Raspberry Lemonade
This delicious lemonade is the perfect drink on a hot day, especially when you’re having friends and family over. Serve it alongside all your favorite backyard cookout favorites like grilled or barbecued chicken, pork, or beef. It’s also delicious with a splash of your favorite alcohol for an adults-only beverage.
Can frozen raspberries be used in place of fresh for lemonade?
Absolutely. It all gets blended, anyway. So just add your frozen berries to the blender and blend as you normally would.
What does raspberry lemonade taste like?
It’s a sweet and tart drink that takes the flavor of lemonade and infuses it with the extra sweetness of raspberries.
Can you add alcohol to raspberry lemonade?
You sure can. Add a dash of vodka, rum, or even gin to the lemonade for a tasty summertime cocktail.
What alcohol is best to mix with raspberry lemonade?
There are three major spirits that work well with lemonade and lemonade variants. Try adding:
Try This Delicious Raspberry Lemonade Recipe Today
This easy, delicious raspberry lemonade from scratch makes the perfect drink on a hot summer day. Whether you serve it plain or add alcohol to make a tasty cocktail for the hot weather, this lemonade is one drink that you can’t afford not to try. It’s so easy and so refreshing, there’s no reason not to make a batch. Once you do, I know you’ll be making it all summer long!
More Delicious Summer Drink Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Lemon Frosted Lemonade – This delicious summer beverage recipe only takes 3-ingredients and is frosty and refreshing and perfect on a hot summer day.
Blueberry Frosted Lemonade – A refreshing and delicious frosted lemonade recipe that is made with frozen blueberries, lemonade, sugar and vanilla ice cream.
Peach Wine Slush – This easy wine slush is made with Stella Rosa Peach flavored wine and fresh peaches. Easy and delicious.
And, here is a delicious Pineapple Milkshake from Deliciously Seasoned that is super refreshing and is a thirst quenching drink you will absolutely enjoy.
- Squeeze lemons and set juice aside.
- Add raspberries, sugar and water to blender or Vitamix. Blend well.
- Pour in lemon juice.
- Using a strainer, held over the pitcher or a bowl, pour raspberry lemonade mixture into the strainer to remove any seeds. Stir and pour into serving glasses.
- Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and raspberries, if desired, and serve over ice.
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