Tangy, tasty and full of tart berry flavor. This raspberry lemonade is a delightful drink that is a great twist on an old classic. Quench your thirst with this elevated beverage on the next warm summer day.
🍹 What is a Raspberry Lemonade?
Raspberry lemonade is a pretty red beverage that is a combination of lemon juice, water and raspberry simple syrup. This delicious and refreshing drink has a tart raspberry flavor that quickly melts into the sweet and sour classic taste of lemonade.
No matter the warm weather occasion, this thirst quenching beverage should be one of your go-to drinks. Here’s just a few reasons to consider it:
- Summer sipping. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cool full glass of sweet lemonade. That is until you try this raspberry lemonade. The extra tart raspberry flavor added in is like summer in a glass.
- Tart and tasty. The blend of tart raspberry and the tangy lemons is like the perfect combination. It will have your taste buds tingling and craving more.
- Make it in 3 minutes. Seriously, with only three simple ingredients (one of which is actually water) You can have this ready to sip in 3 minutes or less. Simply pour everything in a glass and stir it all up.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This versatile drink can be served almost any time. It’s well suited for warm weather occasions particularly including some of these:
- Cookouts or barbecues
- Summer celebrations
- Pool parties and beach days
If you’re looking to customize this to your flavor preferences you are in luck because there are quite a few options. Check out some of these ingredient changes and flavor variations that you might love:
- Make it slushy. Make this a frozen drink by tossing half a cup to 1 cup of ice into a blender with all the other ingredients and blending it up.
- Make it sparkling. Substitute club soda for the regular water and turn this into a bubbly and delicious beverage.
- Use fresh raspberries. If you don’t have raspberry simple syrup and don’t want to make any you can use fresh raspberries instead. You’re two options are to take a half a cup of raspberries and blend them with the lemon juice in a blender. Then, strain the seeds out and add it to the drink. Or, you can take a handful of raspberries and muddle them together with a simple syrup to create a fresher and lighter raspberry flavor.
- Use a different sweetener. Instead of using simple syrup you can use a different sweetener such as granulated sugar or honey.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Of course the store-bought bottled kind is a lot faster. But, freshly squeezing your own lemon juice will really level this drink up. Simply use a juicer or roll your lemons on the counter before hand squeezing them.
- 1.5 oz Lemon juice
- 5 oz Water
- 1 oz Raspberry simple syrup
Collect everything you’ll need including water, glass, ice, bar spoon, jigger, raspberry simple syrup and lemon juice.
Take the ice and fill your glass up to the top with it.
Measure 1 oz of raspberry simple syrup and add that into the glass with the ice.
Note: If you’d like to measure in cups or tablespoons you can check those measurements in the recipe card below.
Additionally, if you plan to make the raspberry syrup we have a detailed post on it or you can see an overview in the recipe card below.
Pour 1.5 oz of lemon juice into the jigger and then add that into the glass.
Grab your water and pour it directly into the glass. It should take around 5 oz or so to fill the glass up depending on the size of the glass you’re using.
Then, grab the bar spoon, place it in the glass and stir well. Make sure everything is thoroughly mixed before sipping.
- bar spoon
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- highball glass
- 1.5 oz Lemon Juice
- 5 oz Water
- 1 oz Raspberry simple syrup 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar if you need to make it from scratch
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- If you don't have any made or purchased, you can easily make your own in about 10 – 15 minutes.
- Put a pan on the stovetop at medium heat.
- Add 1 cup of raspberries.
- Add 1 cup of water.
- Add 1 cup of sugar.
- Simmer the ingredients, while stirring for around 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain the liquid to get out any solid pieces of raspberry.
- Set in the fridge to cool.
- Fill the highball glass and cocktail shaker both up with ice.
- Measure out 1.5 oz of lemon juice and add to the shaker.*see notes below for measurements in tbs and cups.
- Measure out 1 oz of cooled raspberry simple syrup and add to the shaker.*see notes below for measurements in tbs and cups.
- Put the shaker lid on and shake it up until the shaker gets cold on the outside. This usually will happen at about 15 – 20 seconds.
- Take the shaker lid off and pour it into the glass.
- Then, measure out 5 oz of water and pour it into the glass.*see notes below for measurements in tbs and cups.
- Use a bar spoon and stir well to mix it up.
- If you don’t have raspberry simple syrup and don’t want to make any. Simply muddle about 5 raspberries with 1 oz of simple syrup in the cocktail shaker before getting started.
- 3 tbs lemon juice
- .6 cups water
- 1.5 tbs raspberry simple syrup