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

Bright raspberries, tart lime, and sweet sugar come together is this refreshing beverage.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Cooling time20 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 131kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pint raspberries rinsed
  • ½ cup lime juice about 6 limes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water divided

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Squeeze the juice from your limes.  You will need ½ cup of  fresh lime juice - about 6 limes.
  • Combine raspberry syrup, lime juice, and remaining water in a 2qt pitcher. Stir to combine.  Serve over ice.

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
  • ¾ 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

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg