Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

This limoncello raspberry lemonade recipe is the perfect sweet and refreshing happy hour drink for summer!

Can we talk about the fact that I’ve gone from a completely rational person to a crazy one?  A person who has become slightly obsessive over the photography aspect of this blog.  A person who is obsessed with light.  A person who on multiple occasions has to re-photograph food because ‘the lemon in that photo looked weird’?

Um…yes…we are talking about this post.  But not specifically this post.  I have been known to re-photograph things up to three times to get a shot that I’m happy with.  I’m looking at you, Skinny Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins.  You darn near gave me an ulcer.

One of the best feelings I get from this blog is looking at a photo I took and feeling completely happy that the photo does the recipe justice.  And I am happy to say that this is how I feel about this limoncello raspberry lemonade!

Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

 Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

You might be wondering if I Photoshopped these colors.  I did not!  I promise you, I didn’t budge the saturation or enhance any colors of any sort.  This is truly what the lemonade looked like.

I hit the magical light that comes through my dining room window at 9:30 am on a sunny morning.  I repeat:  I’m crazy.  I made this at 9am.  Shot it.  Put it in the fridge to be consumed on this fine Friday evening {after señor cutesy pants goes to bed for the night.}

Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

I had to stop myself from diving right into this limoncello raspberry lemonade…it is so cool and sweet and refreshing.

This lemonade is adapted from an AllRecipes recipe for classic lemonade.  I decided to change things up and add some raspberries to the sugar water, then use up some of the Limoncello that’s been collecting dust in our liquor cabinet.

The last Limoncello cocktail I made tasted like…mouthwash.  Blech.  I was totally put off from it, and have had no desire to touch the stuff again.  But this lemonade was the perfect way to use my Limoncello…you couldn’t taste it one bit!

I guess that can be either a really good thing or a really bad thing?  I’m going to say it’s a good thing 😉

Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade

This limoncello raspberry lemonade is sweet but not too sweet.  You get a hint of the tangy raspberries, and the perfect lemoniness so that there’s no doubt that this is lemonade.

Perfect, refreshing, absolutely delicious.

Happy 4th of July to those south of the border!

More summery drinks for us!

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Limoncello Raspberry Lemonade
 
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Tart raspberries and Limoncello bring this lemonade up a notch
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup limoncello
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ice
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, combine ¼ cup sugar and ½ cup water.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add raspberries and cook for 1-2 minutes, until raspberries are completely dissolved.
  4. Set aside to cool {you may add ice to accelerate this process}.
  5. Strain off raspberries from sugar/water syrup if desired.
  6. Combine syrup with lemon juice, limoncello, and cold water.
  7. Serve over ice.

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes

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