Glenda’s favorite way of staying cool in the summer is a tall glass of her homemade lemonade; once you try it, you’ll pull up a chair so you can enjoy it in full, too! Glenda’s Fresh Raspberry Lemonade infuses the sunny flavors of classic lemonade with the sweet, tart, and slightly floral flavor of raspberries. The result tastes like the best kind of peaceful, lazy afternoon, especially because it’s easy and quick to whip up a whole bunch of glasses. Glenda’s Fresh Raspberry Lemonade is a refreshing take on a great refreshment.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups warm water plus 4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ice, to taste
  • fresh mint, optional, to taste, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –Add the raspberries, the sugar, and 2 cups of the warm water to a blender.

Step 2 –Blend until smooth.

Step 3 –Strain the raspberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, using a spatula to push the liquid through. Discard any seeds.

Step 4 –Add the remaining cold water and the lemon juice to the pitcher.

Step 5 –Add the ice to the pitcher.

Step 6 –Serve garnished with the mint.