I made this recipe for a BBQ we were having with friends a few years back and it has been a summer staple recipe ever since. This is our first summer running in our new shop at The Everyday Kitchen and of course I needed to feature it here! Since that summer I have also recreated this drink into a sourdough donut flavour that has been a really popular summer flavour.
This lemonade is refreshing, crisp, and packed full of raspberries, mint, and lemons. It’s also VERY EASY to make, it just requires a high speed blender or food processor.
My kids love this lemonade and every time we have been to the shop this summer Aiden (age 2.5) whispers under his breath “have lemonade?” with a cute and sly little smile.
….and I end up almost always saying yes 🙂
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A delicious and refreshing summer drink packed full of raspberries, mint, and lemons!
- 3 cups Raspberries (fresh of frozen) – approx 375 grams
- 1/2 cup packed fresh Mint, leaves taken off of the stem – approx 20 grams
- 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice – approx 175 grams
- 2 1/4 cup of white sugar – approx 450 grams sugar
- 2 1/4 cup of water – approx 500 grams water
- Sparkling water, carbonated water
- Add the raspberries, mint, and fresh lemon juice to a high speed blender of food processor. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until fully smooth.
- Note: High speed blenders work much better for this recipe. But, you can use a fine mesh strainer to strain out the raspberry seeds if using a lower quality blender or food processor.
- If you are using frozen raspberries, make sure they are almost fully thawed before blending.
- Add the white sugar and water to a pot and bring to a boil on high heat.
- Once it has come to boil, let the sugar water boil into a simple syrup for 10 minutes on medium/medium high heat. You can whisk it occasionally.
- After the 10 minutes is done, add the fruit puree to the simple syrup (sugar water) and bring liquid back to a boil again.
- Boil again for 5 more minutes on medium heat, whisking occasionally.
- Let the syrup cool for optimal flavour.
- Once the syrup has cooled, you are now ready to make a lemonade!
To mix a lemonade:
- 3-4 TBS of syrup – 75-85 grams
- 1 cup carbonated water – 250 mls
- mix together with a spoon and then add ice
- Depending on how sweet you like your lemonade, you can play with the ratio of syrup to carbonated water ratio.
- Store leftover simple syrup in the fridge!
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