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Raspberry Mint Lemonade

  • Author: Katie Shmelinski
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 12 drinks 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: no bake

Description

A delicious and refreshing summer drink packed full of raspberries, mint, and lemons!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add the white sugar and water to a pot and bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. After the 10 minutes is done, add the fruit puree to the simple syrup (sugar water) and bring liquid back to a boil again.
  5. Boil again for 5 more minutes on medium heat, whisking occasionally.
  6. Let the syrup cool for optimal flavour.
  7. 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
  • ENJOY!

Notes

  • 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!

Keywords: summer, lemonade, drink recipe, bbq recipe, raspberry lemonade