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This refreshing Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade is the perfect drink for warm days! So easy, vibrant and full of flavor. Perfect for summer parties!
The days have been warm, but even if it’s cold outside this Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade will help to brighten your day. Just sip on a glass of this lemonade while enjoying a piece of my fresh fruit tart and you’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise.
Lemon and raspberry are two of my favorite summer flavors. A few weeks ago I made these super delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Raspberry Muffins and immediately wanted to make this flavor combo into a drink. And voila, this Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade was born.
About Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade
Flavor: Made with homemade raspberry simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and flavorful mint leaves this easy lemonade is perfectly sweet and tart. The mint adds a warmth to the drink.
Texture: This fruit drink recipes is smooth but the sparkling lemonade will add fun flavor burst with every sip.
Fresh Raspberries vs Frozen Raspberries
You’ll need frozen raspberries to make the syrup. The frozen ones are harvested when they are perfectly ripe and frozen immediately. They’re sweeter and more flavorful than fresh raspberries which often travel long ways until they get to the supermarkets.
Frozen raspberries are every bit as healthy as fresh raspberries.
How to Make Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade
Plan ahead: The simple syrup needs to cool down completely and tastes best after sitting in the fridge for a few hours so the flavor can develop. I like to make mine the day before I want to serve the lemonade
Start with the simple syrup. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved, about 5 to 10 minutes. Then add the frozen raspberries and return to a boil. Mash the raspberries so they they cook through.
When the simple syrup is done strain it to get rid of the seeds, then refrigerate the syrup until you’re ready to make the lemonade.
Combine a few fresh raspberries and a handful of mint leaves in a large pitcher (or use a mortar & pestle). Use a muddler to mash the two together to release the flavor of the mint.
Place the muddled raspberries & mint in a large pitcher. Then add the other ingredients. You can use sparkling water to make the lemonade or if you’re like me and have a sweet tooth make your lemonade with sparkling lemonade for an extra flavor kick.
Pour the raspberry mint lemonade over ice, but use a small drink strainer to prevent the muddled raspberries and mint from going in the glass.
Garnish with a few mint leaves, lemon slices, and fresh raspberries or blackberries and serve. So refreshing!
Can I make this in advance?
You can make the simple syrup and muddle the raspberries and mint, but wait to put the drinks together until right before serving.
Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade
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This refreshing Sparkling Raspberry Mint Lemonade is the perfect drink for warm days! So easy to make, vibrant and full of flavor. Perfect for summer parties!
1literchilled sparkling lemonade or sparkling water33.8 ounces
Fresh raspberries or blackberries
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in frozen raspberries and return to a boil. Remove from the heat and mash mixture using a fork.
Drain mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pressing raspberry pulp with a spatula to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids and refrigerate syrup until cooled.
In a large pitcher muddle mint and fresh raspberries. Add lemon juice, cooled raspberry simple syrup, and sparkling lemonade for a sweeter taste or sparkling water, and stir to combine. Add enough ice to fill the pitcher.
Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves, and raspberries.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.The calories shown are based on the recipe making 4 drinks, with 1 serving being 1 drink. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**