This homemade raspberry lemonade recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is perfect for Summertime! Packed with fresh fruit it’s my favorite on the go drink.
We live in Southern California and let’s face it, it’s warm year round (lucky us). One thing I work hard to do is keep hydrated all day, every day. I’m much more likely to drink, drink, drink all day long if I have something yummy….and that’s when I came up with this easy homemade raspberry lemonade recipe. Each year my resolution is to take better care of myself and part of that is drinking more fluids throughout the day. I found that keeping a tall bottle on my desk filled with fluids made it easier for me to accomplish this, and that’s when this red Simple Modern bottle that keeps drinks cold for 24 hours came into play. Special thanks goes out to Simple modern for sponsoring this post so we could share our sweet find with you. (originally published 5/17)
Ok so a water bottle doesn’t HAVE to be pretty, but it doesn’t hurt right??!! 😉
I have three kids in two different schools and needless to say I am always on the go.
Having something that I not only can have on my desk and refill all day long that keeps my drinks either cold or hot (great for hot cocoa in the wintertime, keeps it warm for up to 8 hrs.) is perfect, but it also fits in the cup holder in my car when I have to take off!
Ok so I literally have it with me all the time…and that was my goal all along right??
The lid I have has a little hole perfect for holding it with one finger when the rest of my hands are full (um…that would be all the time), and Simple Modern bottles come in TONS of different colors and sizes so you can color coordinate with what you are wearing! Ok so that is a little much, but you totally could. You can also get 15% off using the promo code SML15ASC right now!
This is what you need for this easy Summertime homemade raspberry lemonade:
- Simple Modern bottle
- Mint – optional, but 1 leaf just takes it over the edge to deliciousness (and refreshing)
Smash the raspberries as much or as little as you want for this, for a bit chunkier (which I like) you can leave some larger pieces.
Whether you’re looking for a fresh drink that is packed with Vitamin C, something to do with all the lemons falling off the tree in your backyard, or just something new to keep you hydrated, this homemade raspberry lemonade is perfect!
Here’s the easy recipe and a video showing you how I make it:
You can dissolve the sugar and water on the stovetop beforehand and then add it into your pitcher with ice and lemon juice plus fruit. Some prefer this method to really dissolve the sugar crystals but I usually just throw it together as I showed you above and stir it up each time I pour a glass and it tastes amazing.
Either way it is great.
Homemade Raspberry Lemonade
- 1 c fresh lemon juice
- 5 c water
- 1 c sugar
- 1/2 c raspberry juice
- mint leaves
- Squeeze lemons into a measuring cup removing seeds until you have 1 cup.
- Pour into pitcher with 5 cups of water and sugar, stir well until sugar dissolves. (you can heat sugar and water on stovetop and dissolve sugar completely if desired, I usually don't but some prefer this method)
- Use lemon squeezer to squeeze raspberries until you get about 1/2 cup and add it to your pitcher. Stir.
- Pour into Simple Modern bottles with a few ice cubes and a sprig of mint and enjoy!
You could use bottled lemon juice but really there is a difference in the taste, and during the Summertime lemons are usually really prolific and inexpensive…..just like the Simple Modern bottle here (great price for how versatile it is). Have fun while your kids are on vacation this year, and try a few new drink recipes like this one to keep you hydrated when the sun comes out for good!
How do you keep yourself hydrated throughout the year…have any other tips for me?
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