Raspberry Lemonade – Sugar Spun Run

My Raspberry Lemonade could be made with contemporary or frozen raspberries and takes simply 10 minutes to arrange. It’s extremely refreshing and ideal for sipping all summer season lengthy! Recipe features a how-to video!

Glasses of homemade raspberry lemonade garnished with fresh berries, lemon slices, and striped straws.

Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade

Pour your self a fairly little glass of this 100% home made raspberry lemonade! Filled with summertime taste, right this moment’s recipe is extremely easy and refreshing. We’re combining vibrant, candy, and tart raspberries with traditional home made lemonade, and so they go amazingly nicely collectively. The truth is, that is most likely my favourite lemonade model on the weblog!

Not like my strawberry lemonade, which will get its taste from pureed strawberries and easy syrup, we’re cooking our raspberries down right this moment to make a home made raspberry syrup (to not be confused with raspberry sauce). Don’t fear, it’s very straightforward and requires just some minutes on the range.

Glasses of red colored lemonade garnished with fresh berries and lemon slices.

This lemonade could be so fairly at a picnic and even as a relaxing choice at a tea social gathering (alongside some petit fours, after all!). I extremely advocate having some additional raspberries for garnishing, together with some enjoyable straws.

What You Want

This raspberry lemonade requires simply 4 components, and it tastes so a lot better than the store-bought form! Right here’s what you want:

Overhead view of ingredients including lemons, raspberries, and sugar.
  • Raspberries. Contemporary or frozen raspberries work equally nicely right here. In case you have contemporary, in-season berries obtainable to you although, I’d positively go together with these.
  • Lemons. I discover I often want roughly 6-7 lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice can work too, however the taste simply gained’t be as good. In case you have any lemons leftover, slice them up and use them as a garnish!
  • Sugar. Granulated sugar is a part of the bottom for our raspberry syrup. See tip beneath in case you’d prefer to attempt honey, as an alternative.
  • Water. We’ll use 1 cup to make our syrup, and the remaining will probably be added on the finish. I like to make use of chilly water to hurry up the chilling course of.

SAM’S TIP: When you’d like, you possibly can substitute an equal quantity (1 cup) of honey as an alternative of sugar and comply with the recipe as indicated. Your raspberry lemonade will style extra like honey and have a extra pure taste, whereas the granulated sugar has a extra typical, candy taste. 

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the components I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the put up!

Learn how to Make Raspberry Lemonade

Collage of four photos showing raspberries being cooked into a syrup for lemonade.
  1. Cook dinner the raspberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium low warmth.
  2. Stir sometimes till the sugar dissolves and the raspberries develop into juicy and crumble.
  3. Pour and press by a fantastic mesh strainer right into a bowl, ensuring to squeeze as a lot juice out of the seeds as you possibly can. Discard the seeds and pour the raspberry syrup right into a heat-proof pitcher.
  4. Str within the lemon juice and remaining water till mixed. Serve instantly over ice, or place within the fridge to relax earlier than serving.

SAM’S TIP: I discover it best to pressure my raspberry syrup right into a bowl first, then pour it into the heat-proof pitcher. It may be difficult to pressure straight right into a pitcher, particularly if it has a slim spout.

Overhead view of eight glasses of red raspberry lemonade garnished with lemon slices and topped with striped blue and white straws.

Regularly Requested Questions

Can I exploit a distinct sort of berry?

Black raspberries would most likely work simply as nicely right here, however I’m undecided about blueberries. When you’d prefer to make strawberry lemonade, I recommend you make my strawberry lemonade recipe–it’s a bit completely different from this one!

Can I make raspberry lemonade with bottled lemon juice?

You would, however the taste will probably be a lot better with contemporary lemon juice. I extremely advocate attempting it with contemporary squeezed lemon juice a minimum of as soon as to style the distinction.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Sure! Doubling this recipe will make 16 cups or a gallon of raspberry lemonade. To do that, merely double all components within the recipe. Simply be sure to have a heat-proof pitcher large enough to retailer it earlier than you begin 😊

Single glass filled with a red beverage garnished with fresh raspberries.

Wish to make a spiked model of this lemonade? Vodka could be my advised pairing!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! When you do that recipe, you’ll want to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Glasses of homemade raspberry lemonade garnished with fresh berries, lemon slices, and striped straws.

Raspberry Lemonade

My raspberry lemonade could be made with contemporary or frozen raspberries and takes simply 10 minutes to arrange. It is extremely refreshing and ideal for sipping all summer season lengthy! Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Drinks

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 5 minutes

Whole Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8 servings (1 cup per serving)

Energy: 118kcal

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  • Mix 1 cup (236ml) of water with raspberries and granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low warmth.

    8 oz (226 g) raspberries, 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar

  • Stir steadily till sugar is dissolved and raspberries launch their juices (raspberries will develop into very mushy and may break into items).

  • Pour by a fantastic mesh strainer into your pitcher (or right into a separate bowl, if it’s not straightforward to pressure straight into pitcher). Use a spoon or spatula to press as a lot juice by the strainer as doable. Discard remaining seeds.

  • Add lemon juice and remaining 5 cups (1.2L) water to the pitcher. Stir nicely.

    1 cup (236 ml) lemon juice

  • Serve instantly poured over ice or chill nicely earlier than serving. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. At all times stir earlier than serving lemonade.



Retailer coated within the fridge for as much as 5 days. At all times stir earlier than serving. 


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 0.4g | Fats: 0.3g | Saturated Fats: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 0.02g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Dietary info relies on third-party calculations and needs to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.