Raspberry Lemonade

This is such a refreshing drink on a hot steamy day!  The combination of the tart lemon and the sweet raspberry flavor is amazing!

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You will need about 1 cup lemon juice, either fresh squeezed or bottled lemon juice works well too…its what I use. Pour that into your pitcher.

To sweeten the lemonade I make a simple syrup.  Add 1 cup  sugar to a small saucepan, this amount depends on how sweet you like your lemonade, if you prefer it sweeter, add a little more.  Add 1 cup of water to the saucepan with the sugar and bring to a light simmer, reduce the heat to a low medium and stir until the sugar is dissolved and remove from heat to cool.  This should only take a few minutes.

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When the simple syrup has cooled add to the lemon juice in the pitcher, fill with water, about 6-8 cups.

Here comes the fun part, adding the raspberry syrup!!  I absolutely LOVE this stuff!!  You can find it in the coffee section, at least that is where it’s at in my area.  I add this to tapioca, smoothies,  milkshakes, ice cream…..  The possibilities are endless!!

I added about a 1/4 cup but you can play around with the amount to get the taste you like. Stir, chill for about an hour and serve over ice. Enjoy!

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