Raspberry Limeade: the perfect summery drink. Cool and refreshing. Sweet and tart. Pink! The perfect pool-side sip. Says summer, vacation, fabulous and fruity. (Can you tell I’m ready? Ha.)
Growing up in Rhode Island, we had a few wild raspberry bushes out by the pool in the side yard. My brother and I kept close tabs on the berries as they morphed from a yellowish-green hue to fat and juicy, ripe and pink. The bushes didn’t produce many raspberries, not enough for a pie or cobbler, so we pretty much inhaled them as they ripened. Such easy contentment and satisfaction enjoying warm, sweet raspberries in the sun.
This recipe for Raspberry Limeade uses frozen raspberries. Frozen are so much cheaper than fresh and you can barely tell a taste difference in a drink like this. I used the fresh berries for garnish only.
This patio drink is one the whole family can enjoy. Make it extra special with easily assembled fruit skewers! A pretty sip for spring baby or bridal showers. Raspberry Limeade is so festive!
Mash the raspberries and stir in 1/4 cup sugar. Let macerate for ten to 15 minutes. (What a pretty color!) Strain sugar/raspberry mixture, pushing through sieve with a spoon. Discard seeds.
Squeeze fresh limes! If you’re in a hurry, bottled lime juice will do, though fresh is better.
Mix together remaining sugar and lime juice in 2 quart pitcher ’til sugar is dissolved. Add raspberry juice and enough water to fill the pitcher. Float raspberries, mint, and lime slices or garnish with fruit skewers and paper straws. Relax and enjoy every refreshing sip!
Raspberry Limeade Recipe
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice or bottled
- 2 cups fresh raspberries or frozen, mashed
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- Optional for garnish: fresh raspberries limes, wooden skewer, mint, fun straws
- In mixing bowl, mash 2 cups of fresh or frozen raspberries.
- Allow to macerate for 10-15 minutes.
- Separately, place 1 cup lime juice in a 2 quart pitcher.
- Stir in 1 cup sugar "til dissolved.
- Strain raspberries through strainer, saving juice only.
- Add raspberry juice to pitcher and fill remainder with water.
- Serve with fresh raspberries, lime slices and mint sprigs.
Float raspberries, lime slices and mint sprigs.
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So cute! Need this for my daughter’s princess party!
My aunt used to grow raspberries and I have many happy memories of swatting mosquitoes while picking them… I do prefer limeade to lemonade… and this version looks like something I would totally love! So pretty and refreshing. Thanks for sharing…
Linda Jenkins says
Allie, this sounds perfect for spending lazy and soothing days with family at Merrymeeting Lake in Alton. I’ll be spending some time there with my sister and brother-in-law in July. We will toast you as we enjoy this refreshing drink. Love your recipes.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This will be absolutely perfect for by the pool this summer! Can’t wait to try it!
This looks fabulous! So refreshing on a hot day. I know they are coming soon. I’m anxious too!!! I can’t wait to try this.
Aunt pinkie says
Looks so good-thanks for the recipe!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Allie, this drink looks so amazing – I could totally go for this on a lazy, warm afternoon!
Not just pretty to look at but sounds absolutely splendid. I can’t wait to try this!!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
This sounds perfectly refreshing! Perfect for long summer days!
Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie says
Allie, this looks so delicious! I love how this recipe is made almost completely with fruit. I’m so making it this summer (when summer eventually gets here!)
It looks great for a party but wouldn’t hubby love it if I made it for him some nice hot summer day!
Dear Allie, this is perfect for those evenings sitting out on the back porch watching the sunset. I cannot wait for the temperatures to get a little warmer. Such a simple and refreshing drink. I love it! Wishing you a wonderful day my dear! Hope all is well. xo, Catherine
Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box says
This looks so refreshing! I love drinks like this 🙂
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
This looks so refreshing.
We planted some raspberry plants about a week ago.
Yesterday my hubby left the gate from the upper pasture to the garden open. One of our goats started chomping on one of the raspberry plants!
Thankfully there is still something left of the plant…..hopefully enough to continue to grow.
I’m pinning for future raspberry usage.
Jennifer @NourishedSimply says
Looks really refreshing!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
I love the color of this limeade. Sitting down in the summer next to the pool with a big glass of limeade is one of my favorite activities. 😀
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Love your garnish on these – so festive!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I live for raspberry limeaid in the hot summer months! Although I won’t lie, there’s nothing I hate more than pushing all that through the sieve. I need to start getting someone else to do that part. 🙂
Christine from Cook the Story says
This recipe makes me want to go raspberry picking and sit out in the sunshine with a big glass full!
lindsay Cotter says
its going to be 100F here tomorrow. This will be needed! Love the combo!
Louise Achor says
Looks sooo .pretty and refreshing!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
This is so pretty and it looks absolutely delicious. I SERIOUSLY cannot wait for summer and I’m adding this to my must-make list! Have a great weekend, Allie!
It’s been feeling like summer around here! Your gorgeous limeade would be a most delicious way to cool off 🙂
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
I am so glad that this recipe calls for frozen raspberries. I am eagerly waiting for summer and berry picking season. This perfectly cool, sweet, tart, refreshing summery drink is making me drool. I am ready to sip this fabulous and fruity drink. Have a nice weekend my friend. 🙂
GiGi Eats says
LIME over LEMON any day of the week! I could use a few glasses of this RIGHT NOW as it’s 90 degrees in LA today! Yikes!
Hi Allie! Raspberries are my favourite, probably because I have similar memories of me and my brothers picking the beautiful ripe berries off the bush and eating them. This looks like a wonderful drink and very pretty! HAVe a great weekend. Xoxo
Nisha @ Honey What's Cooking says
Oh this looks sooooooo refreshing. It’s so late right now, I am so thirsty looking at this. Very pretty too!
Shashi at Savory Spin says
Dear Allie, This sounds so refreshing, so delightful! I love those adorable raspberry skewers in this! The temps here took a nose dive last night into the 50s (which might be warm for y’all) but it’s freezin for me seeing we were in the 80s prior to that – but no matter, I’ll sit in and enjoy this and then on my porch when the weather warms up! Hope you and the fam are doing well and you have a wonderful week.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
OMG, I would LOVE to have a wild raspberry bush right next to a pool in my back yard! I can just picture lounging poolside with one of these gorgeous limeades in my hand AND fresh raspberries right next to me to garnish my drink with (and to eat by the handful obviously). I love the color and flavor of this drink, Allie! SO perfect for sipping this summer!! Cheers, dear – to a wonderful week! xoxo
Karen (Back Road Journal_ says
I can certainly remember being ready for summer warmth and all that goes with it at this time of the year when we lived in New Hampshire. It meant heading to Maine and sitting on our dock with a nice refreshing drink like this one.
Luci's Morsels says
These are so dainty and the color is gorgeous! I’m a sucker for limeade, and I’m excited to try it with a raspberry twist!
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How many does this serve? Looks delish!
Thanks Av, this recipe makes 8, 8 oz. servings. Hope you enjoy!