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Sun-Kissed Berry Lemonade Fusion

As the warm summer breeze envelops us, what better way to quench your thirst than with a glass of homemade raspberry lemonade? Let's dive into this delightful recipe that will keep you cool all summer long.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)
  1. Begin by preparing the raspberry puree. Rinse the raspberries under cold water and pat them dry. In a blender or food processor, blend the raspberries until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl to remove the seeds. Set the strained raspberry puree aside.

  2. In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice and granulated sugar. Stir well until the sugar has dissolved completely. If desired, adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste.

  3. Pour the strained raspberry puree into the pitcher with the lemon juice mixture. Stir vigorously to combine the flavors. The vibrant red color of the raspberries will beautifully infuse the lemonade.

  4. Add cold water to the pitcher, stirring until everything is well mixed. Taste the lemonade and add more water or lemon juice if needed to achieve your preferred balance of flavors.

  5. Place the pitcher of raspberry lemonade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. This chilling time will also enhance the refreshing experience.

  6. Just before serving, fill glasses with ice cubes to keep the lemonade chilled. Pour the raspberry lemonade into the glasses, allowing the ice to gently melt and dilute the drink.

  7. For an extra touch, garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint. Not only does it add a pop of color, but it also imparts a subtle, invigorating aroma.