When hosting a female-centric event like a baby or bridal shower, it's important to offer a special nonalcoholic drink for those who don't sip alcohol. My favorite mocktail? Raspberry lemonade. It's a combination of fresh raspberry syrup, lemon juice, sugar, and water. What I love about this recipe is its adaptability. If it's too sweet, dilute with water. If it's too sour, add more sugar. It's also easy to turn into an alcoholic concoction, all you have to do is add sparkling wine or vodka. Fabulous! Get the recipe I like here.
4 cups water Serves 16.
1 pint (about 2 cups) raspberries, plus more for garnish
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 quart store-bought lemonade
Ice, for serving
1 bottle (750 milliliters) sparkling water
4 cups water