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Sweet, juicy raspberries combined with a zing of fresh lime, this easy to make Raspberry Limeade is so refreshing and delicious!
Step by step photos and instructions below!
When it comes to summer beverages, you might think of strawberry lemonade, iced tea, or even a classic fruit punch.
But let’s take a moment to appreciate the underappreciated hero of summer refreshments – the raspberry limeade. This drink combines the tartness of limes with the sweetness of raspberries to create refreshing fun drinks, perfect on a hot day!
One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. All you need are fresh or frozen raspberries, limes, sugar, and water. The process is straightforward too. Mix, blend, strain, chill, and voila!
Easy preparation means you can whip up a batch whenever you want, and enjoy a fresh, preservative-free version of your new favorite drink.
Do you love raspberry flavored things? Try Raspberry Sweet Rolls, Raspberry Crumb Muffins or Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- A change from the usual limeade, and super easy to make. Raspber
- Perfect Party Drink: Raspberry limeade is an excellent choice for parties and gatherings. Its ability to be easily made in large batches makes it a convenient option for hosts.
- Versatility. You can drink it as it is, use it as a cocktail mixer, or even freeze it into a slushy or popsicle. To turn raspberry limeade into a cocktail, you can add your choice of alcohol. Vodka, rum, or tequila would all work well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! There is no difference in taste to the recipe whether you use fresh raspberries or frozen.
While you can use bottled lime juice, fresh lime juice is recommended for the best flavor. Fresh lime juice tends to be more vibrant and tangy compared to its bottled counterpart.
Yes, you can make raspberry limeade in advance. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Stir or shake well before serving as some separation may occur.
Absolutely. While the flavor will change, you can substitute raspberries with other berries like strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries to create different versions of this drink.
I have included step by step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
What to do with leftovers
Leftover raspberry limeade can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It’s best to consume it within a week for optimal freshness and flavor.
Substitute raspberries with other berries like strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
You can freeze raspberry limeade! In fact, freezing it can turn the beverage into a delightful, slushy treat that’s perfect for hot weather. Just pour the limeade into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer. Stir every 30 minutes or so until it reaches the desired slushy consistency.
Alternatively, you can freeze it in ice cube trays and use the raspberry limeade cubes in other drinks for added flavor, or blend the cubes to create a quick and easy frozen treat. Remember, if you plan to freeze it, ensure the container or tray you’re using is freezer-safe.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Raspberries. Buy raspberries on sale, and freeze them! Then you can have this drink year round. Fresh or frozen raspberries work perfectly here.
- Limes. Kind of important to use fresh ones here. You’ll need about 4 limes to get the amount of juice we need. If you like lime like I do, use a little lime zest as well.
- Sugar. Plain granulated white sugar.
- Water. We use still water to make the syrup, and then more water to mix together the drink. You can choose sparkling water or still water for that. part.
How to make this recipe
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Make the syrup
In a small pot, simmer ½ cup water, sugar, and raspberries over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Use a wooden spoon to gently muddle the raspberries in the pot.
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press on the raspberries to extract all the juice. We want to keep the color and raspberry flavor, but ditch the pulp and raspberry seeds.
Juice the limes and combine the lime juice into the raspberry simple syrup. It will make about 1 ⅓ cups of syrup.
Divide the raspberry syrup between 4 ice-filled glasses and top with sparkling water (for sparkling raspberry limeade) or cold water.
Mix together, add some lime slices or lime wedges and raspberries as a garnish, and enjoy.
More delicious drinks:
- Orange Creamsicle Martini. Get your drink on with this yummy Orange Creamsicle Martini. An adult version of an Orange Julius, and so darn good!
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Agua Fresca. Cool off this summer with a refreshing (and non-alcoholic) Agua Fresca, made easy by mixing your favorite fruit with sugar, fresh mint and lime.
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- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup lime juice (about 4 large limes)
- 4 cups sparkling water (or still water)
- In a small pot, simmer ½ cup water, sugar, and raspberries over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Use a wooden spoon to gently muddle the raspberries in the pot.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press on the raspberries to extract all the juice.
- Juice the limes and combine the lime juice into the raspberry mixture. It will make about 1 ⅓ cups of syrup.
- Divide the raspberry syrup between 4 glasses and top with sparkling water or still water.
- Mix together and enjoy.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.
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