Amanda from Joy in the Jumble here.
I love the flavor of lemon!
It is so refreshing, especially as the days get warmer.
While browsing pinterest one day, I came across an easy recipe for
Cheesecake Factory Raspberry Lemonade.
After a few adjustments from the the posted recipe…
I had a new favorite, that I was able to serve at Abbie’s Ladybug Birthday Party.
- 1 cup water
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 1½ cups fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- Bring water to a boil, then add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved, around a minute.
- Remove from heat, then add to a blender with the raspberries and puree.
- Add the lemon juice, puree, and enough cold water to make two quarts in a pitcher.
- Chill for a couple of hours until ready to serve.
You can strain the raspberry seeds out using a sieve… it is more time consuming, but has a better consistency. I have done it both ways.
You can make this with Strawberries instead, though it takes on a tart Agua Fresca taste like I have made before. While okay, I like regular Strawberry Agua Fresca, and Raspberry Lemonade.
I don’t have a juicer, so to get all of the lemon juice out… I use one of my hand mixer beaters. I just turn it clockwise while pressing into the meat of a halved lemon, over a spare bowl. I then turn it counterclockwise until most of the juice is extracted. Pour the lemon juice through a mini sieve to get out all of the seeds and pulp before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.
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