Sweet and Refreshing! Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

If you’ve been lucky enough to pick up a copy of our Summer magazine already, you may have noticed we’ve gone with a bit of a BBQ theme! For our cover shoot I decided to contribute a delicious and refreshing beverage for our faux BBQ-goers, and it turned out so nice I want to share the recipe!

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We had some wonderful photos taken by John Wormald of Totally Abersoch

‘Twas the night before the photoshoot… and all through the house… the smell of lemons… was extremely strong!

Let’s just say I have a few more muscles in my arm now after juicing all those lemons. There were at least 12 in the first bag, then when I saw it was nowhere near enough to fill my kilner drink dispenser I had to run to the shops for more! I dont think i’ve ever juiced that much in my whole life!

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Everything laid out ready!

 

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Jucy!

Of course you lovely people at home wont need to juice so many, the real recipe only calls for one cup of lemon juice, and that produces enough for maybe a small jug full of lemonade. Unless you are having a big get-together and have one of these lovely kilner dispensers to fill (It would actually be ideal for that!) then kiss goodbye to your upper arm strength for a few hours…

Mashing and straining the rasberries

Apart from a tiny bit of elbow grease, this is a very easy recipe, a great one to try making with the kids, its a sweet treat with real fruit in! I’m sure they would enjoy mashing the raspberries and measuring out the simple quantities of ingredients.

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The finished drink ready to take to the beach the next day!

The finished drink was so refreshing, I had a cup or two for myself, having spent the day walking on llanbedrog headland in the sunshine (and then burning calories squeezing lemons) it was very welcome. On the day of the photoshoot I added in the sliced lemons for visual effect and added some ice to make it look chilled and refreshing from the condensation on the outside of the glass. We borrowed some of those cute milk bottles to serve and topped them off with a slice of lemon and some cute floral paper straws.

 

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The lemonade ended up being a sweet accompaniment to our delicious seafood BBQ recipes! Photo by Totally Abersoch

 

Here’s the recipe so you can try it out for yourself!

Raspberry Lemonade

You will need:

1 cup rinsed fresh raspberries (6 oz.)
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice (fresh is always best!)
2 cups water

In a small bowl, with a potato masher or spoon, mash 1 cup rinsed fresh raspberries (6 oz.) with 2/3 cup sugar. Let stand 10 minutes, to allow the sugar crystals to dissolve.

Press through a fine strainer into a pitcher (at least 1 1/2 qt.); discard seeds.

Stir in 1 cup lemon juice and 2 cups water. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses.

Original recipe from myrecipes.com

 

 

You can find the food recipes from out seafood BBQ cover shoot in We Love Llŷn Magazine, available in shops over Pen Llŷn, or you can now subscribe online at www.welovellyn.co.uk

As usual you can follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest, dont forget to share your pictures with us if you try this recipe out for yourself!

 

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  1. Pingback: Sunday Brunch and the Hottest Day: My Week in Food! (Kin&Co, Abersoch and Pontoon, Pwllheli) – We Love Llŷn

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