Homemade Raspberry Lemonade Recipe
This Homemade Raspberry Lemonade is sweet, tangy and so refreshing! An easy simple syrup made from fresh raspberries is the base for this fruity sparkling drink that is perfect for summer entertaining.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
For the Raspberry Simple Syrup:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup raspberries frozen or fresh
For the Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade:
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (or blackberries)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 liter bottle (33.8 ounces) chilled sparkling lemonade or sparkling water
- Fresh raspberries
- Lemon slices
- Mint leaves
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in frozen or fresh raspberries and return to a boil. Remove from the heat and mash mixture with a fork.
Drain mixture through a mesh strainer, pressing pulp with a spatula to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids and refrigerate syrup for at least 2 hours until cooled.
In a large pitcher muddle mint and fresh raspberries. Add lemon juice, cooled raspberry simple syrup, and sparkling lemonade for a sweeter taste or sparkling water, and stir to combine. Add enough ice to fill the pitcher.
Serve garnished with lemon slices, mint leaves, and raspberries.