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Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

July 15, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with a touch of raspberry is so refreshing in this homemade  lemonade. Made with fresh lemons and raspberries!

Fresh lemons and fresh raspberries on a wooden board.

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 aspberry lemonade in a clear glass with raspberry and lemon slices.

How do I make fresh 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!

Simple refreshing perfection!  Perfect for those hot, hot summer days!

A few other great recipes using fresh lemons:

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Raspberry lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemons and fresh raspberries.

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Fresh squeezed lemonade with pureed raspberries.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 29 kcal


  • 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


  • Mix lemon juice, sugar and water together in a pitcher. Set aside
  • Put raspberries in a sauce pan over low heat.
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes, until very juicy.
  • Strain raspberries.
  • Let cool slightly and add to lemon mixture.
  • Serve over ice.


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


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 7gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 26.2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword fresh squeezed lemonade, lemonade with raspberries, raspberry lemonade
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  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 18, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Raspberry lemonade looks so adorable and refreshing. Awesome share!

    • Reply
      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
      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
      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
      July 15, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Sam!

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

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

    • Reply
      July 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Plus sometimes the list of ingredients on anything bottled…

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    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
      July 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Cathleen! It is really good!

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    Kennedy Cole
    July 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

    5 stars
    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
    July 15, 2015 at 7:35 am

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

    • Reply
      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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