Showing posts with label lemonade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lemonade. Show all posts

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

I thought this would be a refreshing change from all the blueberry recipes!

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Hands-on Time:  26 min.

3/4 cup sugar
2 cups water, divided
2 cups fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
1-3/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 13 medium lemons)
16 ounces sparkling water, chilled

1.  Combine sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cook 2 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves.   Cool to room temperature.

2.  Combine remaining 1-1/4 cups water and raspberries in a blender; pulse 10 times or until well blended.  Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large pitcher; discard solids.  Add orange juice, lemon juice, sparkling water, and cooled syrup to pitcher; stir to combine.  Serve immediately over ice.  Yield:  8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup).


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

The summer is almost over :( 

My boy is headed back to school on Tuesday so for me tomorrow is the last day of summer even though I know that summer is not actually over for a few weeks.

I really love the fall but it is hard to deal with the end of a relaxing three month vacation from getting up early and all that sun and fun. 

In honor of the end of summer, I decided to post this very summery drink recipe.   I found in in Woman's Day Magazine.  The picture was so pretty and it looked so refreshing.  I am a huge fan of lemonade but I usually don't order lemonade or tea with other fruits mixed in.  This lemonade is an exception.  It is very tasty.  I will make it again and perhaps add a bit of vodka for some kick?

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe


3 cups water
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups lemon juice (about 8 to 10 lemons)
1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
1 liter seltzer or sparkling water

Garnish:  lemon slices and mint (optional)

Recipe Preparation:

1.  In a 2-quart saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.  Let cool completely.

2.  Place strawberries in blender with 1/2 cup lemonade mixture.  Blend until pureed.  Strain puree through a fine sieve to remove seeds.  Add puree to remaining lemonade mixture, stir well to combine.  Refrigerate until serving.

3.  To serve:  Stir in seltzer.  Pour over ice.  Garnish with lemon and mint, if using.


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