Sweet and tart are the perfect combination in this refreshing Raspberry Limeade. Summer is the perfect excuse to make this cool, tangy limeade because its so darn hot outside…at least it is here in southern Utah.
We’re in the triple digits now that it’s summertime and it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Water is my go-to for staying hydrated but this Raspberry Limeade is a satisfying second choice.
It’s a great way to quench your thirst when the temperatures start soaring!
This limeade is really so very easy to make, you’ll be relaxing and sipping on it in no time at all.
Making a Simple Syrup
You’ll want to start out by making a simple syrup. What is a simple syrup you ask?
It’s 1 part sugar to 1 part water and when simmered on the stove, the water and sugar combine and reduces into a sweet syrup. That’s how simple it is too make!
Simple syrups can be used to sweeten beverages like lemonades, teas, or even iced coffees and, of course, this refreshing Raspberry Limeade.
We even infuse our simple syrup with raspberries for this recipe.
How to Make Raspberry Limeade
You’re going to start by making a raspberry simple syrup. While that’s cooling, you’ll juice some limes. I used a handheld citrus reamer but if you have an electric juicer then that’s even quicker.
Also, remember to strain your lime juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp, unless you like pulp, then you can skip this step.
Grab a large pitcher and pour in the cooled simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and 6 cups cold water. Give it a good ol’ stir.
Now, I wouldn’t add ice to the pitcher unless you like it a little watered down…which I don’t! I suggest adding ice to individual glasses before serving.
After pouring limeade, feel free to garnish glasses with lime slices or wedges and sprigs of fresh mint and raspberries; they just look so pretty!
Note: If you want a stronger raspberry flavor, feel free to add in about 2-3 TBSP. of a raspberry syrup like Torani. You can find Torani syrups in pretty much any grocery store or on Amazon. Alternatively, I like using this brand in my drinks as there’s no artificial colors in it.
Are Fresh or Frozen Raspberries Better in This Limeade?
Both are great in this recipe. It’s really about what you have on hand and if it’s in season or not. I used frozen raspberries because I always have lots of different kinds of frozen fruits in my freezer, so it was a no brainer for me.
Have more raspberries on hand? Try these delicious raspberry recipes this summer.
Raspberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. granulated sugar, or low carb sweetener like monk fruit
- 1 c. fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 c. fresh lime juice
- 6 c. water
- fresh mint leaves for garnish, optional
- lime slices and fresh raspberries for garnish, optional
- Torani raspberry syrup, optional
Making Raspberry Simple Syrup:
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, sugar, and raspberries and give it a stir.
- Allow mixture to simmer while using a potato masher or back of large spoon and mash up raspberries. Make are sugar is completely dissolved.
- Strain mixture over fine mesh strainer and press with back of a spoon to allow all liquid to be released. Allow to cool.
Making Raspberry Limeade:
- In a large pitcher, pour in the simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and cold water and stir.
- If it's too tart, you can add in a little more sugar. About 2 TBSP. at a time until desired taste is reached.
- Optional: If you would like an even stronger raspberry flavor, you could add in 2-3 TBSP. of Torani raspberry syrup or a natural raspberry purée infused syrup.
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