Farm Fresh Flavor: Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

It’s the season of plenty right now! Gardens are full of home-grown produce and farmers markets are abundant in fresh veggies and fruit. Here are some recipes to use up all that garden flavor!


This is like summer in a glass! My family had the pitcher gone in no time.

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

1 1/4 cup sugar
6 cup water
1 cup ice
1 pint fresh raspberries
1 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 7 lemons)

In medium sauce pan, combine 1 cup water, raspberries, and sugar. Cook until warm and bubbly and mash raspberries with fork. Pour the mixture over a strainer to remove seeds. Cool. In a large pitcher, combine fresh lemon juice with 5 cups water and ice. Mix in raspberry syrup. Depending on the raspberries you are using and their sweetness, you might want to taste and add more sugar at this point. Refrigerate before serving. Garnish glasses or pitcher with raspberries and lemon slices.


Blackberry raspberry lemonade: use 1/2 cup blackberries and 1/2 cup raspberries when making syrup.

Raspberry Iced tea: Use 5 cups of brewed ice tea instead of water.

Visit the links below for more delicious summer garden recipes!

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