Labor Day’s just around the corner, and while we’re excited for sweaters, vibrant foliage and seasonal lattes, we know our summer weather’s going to be hanging around for a few more weeks. What better way to embrace the present and enjoy those warm, sun-dappled days than with a refreshing drink that embodies the best of summer?
This delicious drink combines plump, juicy berries and tart citrus for an invigorating taste you’ll love. It’s the ideal drink for any time of day, from a leisurely après-yoga brunch to an evening of socializing outdoors and enjoying your patio furniture. Plus, it’s nonalcoholic, making it perfect for everyone!
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade Mocktail
Yield: 8-10 servings
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 cup lime juice
1 cup raspberry puree, strained
2 tbsp. lemon juice
6 cups sparkling water, chilled
Lime slices and fresh raspberries, for garnish
Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When all the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat.
In a pitcher, combine the lime juice, lemon juice and raspberry puree. Stir in the simple syrup, and chill until ready to serve.
Just before serving, add the sparkling water and garnish with fruit as desired. Enjoy!
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