Beverage/ Recipe

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Fresh squeezed lemonade with added raspberries. A perfect beverage for summertime.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with a touch of raspberry is so refreshing.

Fresh lemons, fresh raspberries, sugar and water are all you need for raspberry lemonade.

Sometimes when we go out to eat, the kids will order one of those fancy lemonades.  They are usually delicious, but so pricey.  I decided to make fresh raspberry lemonade at home.

Fresh squeezed raspberry lemonade.

The lemonade part was easy.  I make homemade lemonade all the time.  But how to get the raspberry part without just crushing up fresh raspberries?  I didn’t want all the seeds and pulp.  I decided to make raspberry juice.

I simply took two cups of fresh raspberries and threw them in a pot over a very low temperature. I simmered the berries for about 5 minutes and then strained them.  I added the juice to the lemonade…perfection!  It added a beautiful color and the perfect raspberry taste!

Ahhh….Simple refreshing perfection!  Perfect for those hot, hot summer days!

A few other great recipes using fresh lemons:

5 from 2 votes
Raspberry lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemons and fresh raspberries.
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Fresh squeezed lemonade with pureed raspberries.

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh squeezed lemonade, lemonade with raspberries, raspberry lemonade
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 - 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries to make 1/4 cup raspberry juice
  • 8 cups cold water
Instructions
  1. Mix lemon juice, sugar and water together in a pitcher. Set aside
  2. Put raspberries in a sauce pan over low heat.
  3. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until very juicy.
  4. Strain raspberries.
  5. Let cool slightly and add to lemon mixture.
  6. Serve over ice.
Recipe Notes

I always start with 3/4 cup of sugar and add a bit more if the lemonade is too tart.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Raspberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 31.8%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 18, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Raspberry lemonade looks so adorable and refreshing. Awesome share!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 18, 2015 at 5:18 am

      It is very refreshing!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    July 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I just love a fruity lemonade and this raspberry business looks so pretty and refreshing! Just like your new look you have going on your blog! I love the pic of the beautiful you!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks, Rachelle!

  • Reply
    Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    July 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Kathy!
    This looks very refreshing! I will have to make this. My raspberry bushes are full of raspberries, right now.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Yes…use up some of those raspberries in this lemonade!

  • Reply
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    July 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    This sounds awesome and I love the bright colors! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 15, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Sam!

  • Reply
    Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
    July 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm


    I know exactly what you are talking about – the flavored lemonades from the grocery store are SO PRICEY!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Plus sometimes the list of ingredients on anything bottled…

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    July 15, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Raspberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combos 🙂 This sounds so good!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Cathleen! It is really good!

  • Reply
    Kennedy Cole
    July 15, 2015 at 10:45 am


    This lemonade looks soooo good! It looks like the perfect, refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot, summer day! Raspberries sound like they’d be perfection in here 😀

  • Reply
    Valerie
    July 15, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I have seen a lot of strawberry lemonade but not raspberry, sounds really good!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 15, 2015 at 7:40 am

      We grow a ton of raspberries. I am always looking for new ways to use them!

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