Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer drink..

How's your summer everyone? Hope you're having an amazing one. I can imagine you relaxing alone or with families and friends doing nothing on a hot summer day=) When it comes to summer, I know we always feel thirsty and feel like always having something fresh like a juice, smoothies or soda perhaps. But this one I have here is different. Talking about food and beverages, I always love My Baking Addiction. This time it's a fresh summer dink, Raspberry Lemonade from My baking Addition. You can try this at home and serve for families and friends or maybe just you =)

Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¾ cup raspberries; pureed and pushed through a fine mesh sieve; plus more whole berries for garnish if desired
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (this equaled close to 8 of my lemons)
  • 4-6 cups cold water (this will vary depending on your taste)

Directions:

  1. Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and heat until the sugar in completely dissolved; swirl the pan occasionally. Let cool.
  2. Measure 3/4 of fresh raspberries and puree them in your blender or food processor.
  3. Push the raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to separate the seeds from the pulp.
  4. Once the simple syrup has cooled, combine the raspberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice in a large pitcher.
  5. Add 4-6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your taste, so add as little or as much as you want to achieve your perfect sweet/tart balance.

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