Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Summer is around the bend so all kinds of good drinks should be too! This lemonade is so easy and so good. I love raspberry anything and this is delicious and refreshing. Break out a pitcher at your next party...maybe two pitchers....you’re gonna need it!

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

12 ounces raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 liter bottle sparkling water (I used Perrier)

Place raspberries and the 1/2 cup water into a food processor and pulse until mixture is smooth. There will be seeds to strain, though.

Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing down to extract all the berry mixture. Pour lemon juice over the seeds in the strainer over the bowl and continue pressing any raspberry mixture left into the bowl.

In a large pitcher, add the sugar and strained berry mixture. Stir to combine.

Add the bottle of sparkling water and stir gently to combine.
Serve over ice.

Who's thirsty?

Combine the raspberries and 
the water in a food processor.

Then run the mixture through a 
fine mesh strainer, pressing the 
raspberry mixture down.

After you have most of the raspberry mixture pressed through, pour the 
lemon juice over the seeds in the 
strainer and press down some more.

Add the smooth, seedless 
raspberry mixture into a pitcher 
with the sugar and stir.

Then add the sparkling water and stir.

Serve it up! So refreshing!


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