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Happy Hour: Raspberry Lemonade

Today it is HOT - and that's supposed to be said with a double H and probably a bunch of Ts - more like, HHOTTTTTTT. We're talking the kind of hot where I am slowly slipping into a heat induced coma and every girl (except geeksugar, what were you thinking with long pants!) has slipped into a summer dress and sandals. Anyways, you're not here to read about dresses and sandals, you're here to read about what to drink when it's that hot outside.

When the heat gets up there (and I know, some people enjoy this weather, but not me) I really need something that can quench my thirst. A large margarita sounds good, and so does a slushy daiquiri, but the alcohol is just going to make it worse. So on a day like today, I suggest a nice tall pitcher of raspberry lemonade. The tartness of the raspberries and lemons mix really well together, and you can adjust the sweetness as you please. To check out the recipe,

Raspberry Lemonade
Sunset Magazine

1 cup rinsed fresh raspberries (6 oz)
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups water

In a small bowl, with a potato masher or spoon, mash raspberries with sugar. Let stand 10 minutes. Press through a fine strainer into a pitcher (at least 1 1/2 qt.); discard seeds. Stir in lemon juice and water. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses.

Makes about 1 quart; 4 servings

CALORIES 157(1.9% from fat); FAT 0.3g (sat 0.0g); PROTEIN 0.5g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; SODIUM 13mg; FIBER 0.0g; CARBOHYDRATE 41g

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saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
not a big fan of raspberry, but it looks very thirst quenching :D
ohmondieu ohmondieu 10 years
Mmm sounds great. I just wish it wasn't chucking it down here so that I could try it outside!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Mmmmmmmmmm I want some now lol
SU3 SU3 10 years
Perfect! Sounds refreshing!!
SwtAsSgar SwtAsSgar 10 years
mmm... sounds good. I like the flavored ice cube idea rb24! ~SwtAsSgr~
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
i want to make some right now!!!!!!!!!!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Yummy! I'm with DCStar - it's cold here in DC! *I reject your reality and substitute my own*
DCStar DCStar 10 years
Oh I'm jealous! It's cold in DC.
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 10 years
Yummmmmm, refreshing on a really hot day.
hills hills 10 years
thank u yumsugar for all the fab ideas these look really yum
Food Food 10 years
great tip rb24, thanks for sharing!
rb24 rb24 10 years
You could add vodka or a favored vodka if you wanted to make this alcoholic just cut some of the water out and make sure the vodka is nice and cold. Also when I make lemonade I make flavored icecubes like i would freeze rasberry puree or lemon juice makes it not dilute.
fashionaza fashionaza 10 years
You can replace sugar with splenda and drink more than 1 glass :) (I just bought me a bikini and every calorie counts)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
OoO, yummy! This sounds really refreshing.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Mmmmm. Sounds great!
offitsui offitsui 10 years
now im thirsty!!
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