Drinks | July 22, 2021

Homemade Raspberry Limeade

I have really fond memories of drinking limeade as a kid.  My mom would buy those frozen concentrates that you mix with water and we’d enjoy homemade limeade all summer.  I still love limeade even now.  And this homemade raspberry limeade makes that classic drink over the top!  

Homemade Raspberry Limeade in martini glasses, surrounded bu lime slices.

What Is Raspberry Limeade?

Raspberry Limeade is a refreshing and delicious drink that is the perfect summer beverage. It uses tart limes, sweet sugar, and bright raspberries to create a summertime flavor explosion.

An overhead shot of homemade limeade in glasses, surrounded by limes and raspberries.

What Do I Need To Make Homemade Limeade?

For this recipe you’ll need the following:

  • 1 pint raspberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water (divided)

Ingredients needed for homemade limeade.

How Do I Make Homemade Raspberry Limeade?

This comes together really fast.  Let me show you how:

1. In a large skillet combine raspberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water.  Bring to a simmer and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.

How to make raspberry simple syrup.

2. Transfer cooled mixture to a blender and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.  If desired, strain mixture thru a fine sieve to remove raspberry seeds.

How to make raspberry puree.

3. Squeeze the juice from your limes.  You will need 1/2 cup of  fresh lime juice – about 6 limes.

Fresh lime juice in a measuring cup.

4. Combine raspberry syrup, lime juice, and remaining water in a 2qt pitcher. Stir to combine.  Serve over ice.

How to make raspberry limeade.

Alternate Method of Preparation – In a High Power Blender

We will be using a blender to make this drink.  I use a Blendtec – one of my most used kitchen appliances. You’ll also need:

  • 1 pint raspberries, rinsed
  • 6 limes, peeled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 cups water

Making this beverage is so easy – you won’t even believe it!

  1. In your blender jar, combine fresh raspberries, peeled limes, ice, sugar, and water.
  2. Blend until smooth.  If using the Blendtec – use the whole juice setting.

How to make raspberry limeade.

More Homemade Lemonade & Homemade Limeade Recipes

We are fans of the refreshing citrus drinks around here – so check out our other recipes:

A closeup of raspberry limeade from overhead.

Homemade Limeade Q&A

Is Drinking Limeade Good For You?

Lime juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health. Limes are also a rich source of vitamin C and protects the body from Immune system deficiencies. While the benefits of citrus are wonderful, it is not good to consume a lot of refined sugar – which limeade contains.  So drink only on occasion.

Can I use store-bought lime juice in place of fresh?

Store-bought has a different flavor that fresh, so I do not recommend making this making this substitution.

Homemade raspberry limeade in martini glasses. They are garnished with thyme and raspberries.

How do I get more juice from my limes?

A few pro tips to get more juice out of your lemons are:

  1. Press down and roll the lemon against your counter with the palm of your hand.
  2. Place the lemon in the microwave for 10 seconds

How can I alter this recipe?

Add water for a lighter flavor, or add more simple syrup for a sweeter flavor.

How Long Does Homemade Raspberry Limeade Last?

The lemonade will last about 2 weeks in your fridge.  You can also freeze homemade lemonade!  It will keep in your freezer for about 3 months.

Homemade raspberry limeade in martini glasses, set onto of a white tray surrounded by limes and raspberries.

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Homemade Raspberry Limeade in martini glasses, surrounded bu lime slices.
Homemade Raspberry Limeade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Cooling time
20 mins
Total Time
31 mins
 

Bright raspberries, tart lime, and sweet sugar come together is this refreshing beverage.

Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Limeade, rapsberry drink, raspberry limeade
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 pint raspberries rinsed
  • 1/2 cup lime juice about 6 limes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water divided
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet combine raspberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water.  Bring to a simmer and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Transfer cooled mixture to a blender and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.  If desired, strain mixture thru a fine sieve to remove raspberry seeds.
  3. Squeeze the juice from your limes.  You will need 1/2 cup of  fresh lime juice - about 6 limes.
  4. Combine raspberry syrup, lime juice, and remaining water in a 2qt pitcher. Stir to combine.  Serve over ice.
Recipe Notes

Alternate Method of Preparation - In a High Power Blender

We will be using a blender to make this drink.  I use a Blendtec - one of my most used kitchen appliances. You'll also need:

  • 1 pint raspberries, rinsed
  • 6 limes, peeled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 cups water

Making this beverage is so easy - you won't even believe it!

  1. In your blender jar, combine fresh raspberries, peeled limes, ice, sugar, and water.
  2. Blend until smooth.  If using the Blendtec - use the whole juice setting.

Homemade Limeade Q&A

Is Drinking Limeade Good For You?

Lime juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health. Limes are also a rich source of vitamin C and protects the body from Immune system deficiencies. While the benefits of citrus are wonderful, it is not good to consume a lot of refined sugar - which limeade contains.  So drink only on occasion.

Can I use store-bought lime juice in place of fresh?

Store-bought has a different flavor that fresh, so I do not recommend making this making this substitution.

How do I get more juice from my limes?

A few pro tips to get more juice out of your lemons are:

  1. Press down and roll the lemon against your counter with the palm of your hand.
  2. Place the lemon in the microwave for 10 seconds

How can I alter this recipe?

Add water for a lighter flavor, or add more simple syrup for a sweeter flavor.

How Long Does Homemade Raspberry Limeade Last?

The lemonade will last about 2 weeks in your fridge.  You can also freeze homemade lemonade!  It will keep in your freezer for about 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Raspberry Limeade
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 27IU1%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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