Raspberry Lemonade

With the perfect combination of sweet raspberries and tangy lemon juice, this beverage is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Raspberry Lemonade

Are you looking for a refreshing and delicious drink to quench your thirst? Look no further than our delightful raspberry lemonade recipe! With the perfect combination of sweet raspberries and tangy lemon juice, this beverage is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Follow the simple instructions below to create your very own batch of homemade raspberry lemonade. Let's get started and enjoy this delightful drink together!

What Is Raspberry Lemonade?

  • Raspberry Lemonade is a refreshing and tangy beverage that combines the sweet and juicy flavor of raspberries with the zesty and citrusy taste of fresh lemon juice. This delightful drink is sweetened with Tropicana slim sweetener and served over ice for a cool and satisfying beverage. It's the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or as a refreshing treat any time of year.
  • To make this delicious raspberry lemonade, start by pureeing fresh raspberries in a blender until smooth, then straining the mixture to remove the seeds. Add fresh lemon juice, sweetener packs, and water to the raspberry puree, stirring until the sweetener is dissolved. Adjust the flavor to your preference by adding more sweetener, lemon juice, or water if necessary. Once mixed to perfection, pour the raspberry lemonade into glasses over ice cubes and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves for a visually appealing and tasty drink.
  • Now, you have a delightful raspberry lemonade ready to be served and enjoyed by you and your loved ones. Cheers to a refreshing and flavorful beverage that will surely brighten your day!

Why You'll Love Raspberry Lemonade?

  • Refreshing Texture: The smooth and pureed raspberries mixed with fresh lemon juice give this raspberry lemonade a unique and refreshing texture that is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day.
  • Low in Calories: By using Tropicana slim sweetener instead of sugar, this raspberry lemonade is low in calories, making it a healthier option compared to regular lemonade.
  • High in Vitamin C: Fresh raspberries and lemon juice are both rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function and overall health. This raspberry lemonade is a delicious way to boost your vitamin C intake.
  • Hydrating Properties: With a base of water and the addition of fresh lemon juice, this raspberry lemonade is a great way to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months.
  • Natural Ingredients: Made with fresh raspberries, lemon juice, and sweetener, this raspberry lemonade contains natural ingredients without any artificial flavors or colors.
  • Customizable Taste: You can adjust the sweetness and tartness of this raspberry lemonade to your preference by adding more sweetener or lemon juice, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing drink.

Enjoy the tantalizing taste of raspberry lemonade while reaping the health benefits it offers!

Ingredients for Refreshing Homemade Raspberry Lemonade

  • Fresh Raspberries: The fresh raspberries add a burst of fruity, tart flavor to the lemonade, as well as a vibrant pink color, making it visually appealing.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: The lemon juice provides the perfect balance of tartness and acidity, enhancing the overall refreshing and zesty taste of the lemonade.
  • Tropicana Slim Sweetener: The sweetener adds the right amount of sweetness without the extra calories, complementing the tangy lemon and tart raspberries.
  • Water: Water is the base of the lemonade, serving as a neutral foundation to blend the flavors of the raspberries and lemon juice.
  • Ice Cubes: The ice cubes not only keep the raspberry lemonade chilled, but they also help dilute the drink slightly, making it even more thirst-quenching on a hot day.

How To Make Raspberry Lemonade?

Are you ready to quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of homemade raspberry lemonade? Follow these simple steps to create a delightful drink that is bursting with flavor.

  • First, place the fresh raspberries in a blender and puree until smooth. This step is crucial for achieving a smooth and silky texture in your raspberry lemonade.
  • Next, pass the raspberry puree through a strainer into a bowl to remove the seeds. This will ensure that your lemonade is smooth and seed-free.
  • After straining the puree, add the fresh lemon juice and mix well. The tartness of the lemon juice will perfectly complement the sweetness of the raspberries.
  • Then, add the Tropicana slim sweetener packs and water to the bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preferences by adding more sweetener, lemon juice, or water if necessary.
  • Finally, pour the raspberry lemonade into glasses with ice cubes and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves for a visually appealing and refreshing drink.

By following these key steps, you'll be able to create a delicious and flavorful raspberry lemonade that is perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day. Cheers to a refreshing homemade beverage!

Serving Suggestions

  • Refreshing Drink Pairing: Pair the raspberry lemonade with grilled chicken or a fresh salad to create a delicious and light summer meal.
  • Picnic Perfect: Pack the raspberry lemonade along with some sandwiches, fruit, and cheese for a delightful picnic spread.
  • Afternoon Delight: Serve the raspberry lemonade with some cookies or a slice of cake for a delightful afternoon treat.
  • Brunch Beverage: Offer the raspberry lemonade as a refreshing beverage option at your next brunch gathering, alongside pastries and brunch dishes.
  • Al Fresco Dining: Enjoy the raspberry lemonade with a platter of grilled vegetables, fish, or kebabs for a complete outdoor dining experience.
  • Dessert Pairing: Serve the raspberry lemonade alongside a fruity dessert such as a berry tart or a lemon cake for a perfect sweet ending to a meal.

Tips for Making Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade

Furthermore, I would like to share some of my suggestions for perfect raspberry lemonade.  

  • Preparation Duration: Wash the raspberries properly. Then, try to add fresh raspberries to this lemonade. But if you don’t have fresh ones, then add frozen berries. Raspberry lemonade takes only a few minutes of your time. The most time-consuming part of this recipe is pureeing the raspberries and straining out the seeds. It's a quick and easy drink to whip up for a refreshing treat.
  • Cooking Techniques: When pureeing the raspberries, ensure that you blend them until smooth to get the perfect texture for your lemonade. Straining the mixture is important to remove the seeds and achieve a smooth consistency. Mixing the lemon juice and sweetener thoroughly is crucial to evenly distribute the flavors.
  • Importance of Garnishing: Garnishing is key to making your raspberry lemonade visually appealing. Serving the drink in glasses with ice cubes adds an extra touch of freshness. Garnishing with lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves not only enhances the presentation but also adds a pop of color and additional flavors to your drink.
  • Additional Flavor Adjustments:  Mixing the ingredients, taste the raspberry lemonade and adjust the sweetness, sourness, or dilution to your preference. You can add more sweetener, lemon juice, or water as needed to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.
  • Refreshing Presentation: Serve the raspberry lemonade in clear glasses to show off its vibrant pink color. The combination of raspberries and lemon makes for a visually stunning drink that is as appealing to look at as it is to drink.
  • Enjoying Your Creation: Once you've followed these tips and prepared your raspberry lemonade, pour it into glasses with ice cubes and enjoy this refreshing and flavorful drink. Don't forget to savor the burst of raspberry and lemon flavors with every sip!

Variations for Raspberry Lemonade

  • Berry Blend: Experiment with different berries such as strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries for a mixed berry lemonade twist. Simply substitute the raspberries with your berry of choice for a refreshing variation.
  • Hint of Mint: Add a splash of mint to the lemonade for a cool and refreshing taste. Simply muddle a few fresh mint leaves with the raspberries before blending to infuse the flavors.
  • Sparkling Lemonade: For a fizzy twist, swap water with sparkling water or soda for a bubbly raspberry lemonade. This adds an extra element of fun and effervescence to the drink.
  • Coconut Raspberry: Add a tropical twist to the lemonade by blending in coconut water or coconut milk. This adds a creamy texture and a hint of coconut flavor to the drink.
  • Spicy Kick: For a unique flavor, infuse the lemonade with a touch of spice. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a slice of fresh ginger for a spicy-sweet kick to the raspberry lemonade.
  • Frozen Treat: Turn the raspberry lemonade into a frozen delight by pouring the mixture into popsicle molds and freezing them for a few hours. This creates a tasty and refreshing frozen raspberry lemonade treat.

Experiment with these variations to create your own customized raspberry lemonade and enjoy a burst of flavor in every sip!

How to Store Raspberry Lemonade

  • Storing Fresh Raspberries: To maintain the freshness of raspberries, it is essential to store them properly. After purchasing, transfer the raspberries to a shallow container lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Keep the container in the refrigerator and use the raspberries within a few days to prevent them from spoiling.
  • Preserving Fresh Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. To extend its shelf life, you can also freeze the lemon juice in ice cube trays and then transfer the frozen cubes to a freezer-safe bag for future use.
  • Maintaining Sweetener Packs: Store the sweetener packs in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent clumping. Keeping them sealed in their original packaging will help to retain their quality and sweetness for a longer period of time.
  • Storing Water: The water used in the raspberry lemonade can be stored in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator. It is important to use filtered water to ensure the best quality of the drink.
  • Preserving Ice Cubes: If you have any leftover ice cubes, store them in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer to prevent them from absorbing odors. This will ensure that you always have fresh ice cubes on hand for your raspberry lemonade.
  • Final Tips: After preparing the raspberry lemonade, any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Before serving, give it a good stir to mix the flavors again. Enjoy the refreshing drink within the recommended time frame for the best taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I adjust the sweetness of the raspberry lemonade?

  • You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sweetener packs according to your preference. Taste the lemonade before serving and add more sweetener if necessary.

Can I use frozen raspberries instead of fresh ones?

  • Yes, you can use frozen raspberries if fresh ones are not available. Just make sure to thaw them before pureeing in the blender.

Is it necessary to strain the raspberry puree?

  • Straining the raspberry puree is recommended to remove the seeds and obtain a smooth consistency in the lemonade. However, if you don't mind the seeds, you can skip this step.

Can I prepare the raspberry lemonade in advance?

  • Yes, you can make the raspberry lemonade in advance and refrigerate it. Just give it a good stir before serving and add ice cubes at the last minute to keep it cold.

How long can I store the raspberry lemonade in the refrigerator?

  • The raspberry lemonade can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to cover it tightly to preserve the freshness.

Can I substitute lime juice for lemon juice in the recipe?

  • Yes, you can use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a slightly different citrus flavor. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference.

Recipe Card

Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade 2018-05-30 05:23:56

Serves 4                                Print        

Prep Time   00:10        

Total Time   00:10                      


  • 125g fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (3 tbsp)
  • 6 packs Tropicana slim sweetener
  • 3 cups water
  • ice cubes as needed          


  • Place the raspberries in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Then pass the mixture through a strainer into a bowl to strain out the seeds.
  • Further, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Then add sweetener packs and water to the bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Taste, then add more sweetener, lemon juice or water if necessary.
  • Then pour into glasses with ice cubes and finally garnish with lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves.
  • Tasty raspberry lemonade is ready to serve.         

By Santhi Therese    The Indian Claypot


Step-By-Step Instructions:

Place the raspberries in a blender

and puree until smooth.

Then pass the mixture through a strainer
into a bowl to strain out the seeds.

Now the puree is ready. Transfer
the puree to the pitcher.

Further, add 3 tbsp of lemon juice and mix well.

Then add sweetener packs and water
to the pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

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