Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

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Recently my family celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday!  We are very blessed to have such a wonderful lady in our lives.  When my family was planning the event, everyone offered different ways to help out.  I’m not gonna lie, part of the reason I offered to do the punch was because I wanted to be SURE there would be no sherbet in sight!  No offense to people who like punch made with sherbet, but I just wanted something different for my grandma’s big party.  I searched high & low for a recipe that would be delicious, easy to prepare, and easy to multiply.  It didn’t take long to land on a recipe from Martha Stewart.

Y’all, this recipe was so.freaking.good.  It was a definite hit!  I had a couple people ask for the recipe while at the party, and then later my mom called me because there were more inquiries!  Not only did it taste great, it truly was very simple and stress-free to make, using just 3 ingredients.  (4 if you count the ice.)   I’ve made this with frozen raspberries (that’s how I made it for the party), and with fresh raspberries as you can see in the photo below.  I have to admit, I prefer it with frozen.  The frozen raspberries have more juice that permeates into the punch, giving it more flavor as well as color.  Either way, this is a really refreshing & delightful drink option for a party.  I think it would be perfect for a baby shower, wedding shower, or any gathering.

IMG_2702-2Here’s an example of what it looks like with fresh raspberries.  As you can see it’s barely pink.

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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Punch

Yield: about 12 cups

Ingredients:

8 cups (2 quarts) ginger ale
3/4 cup powdered lemonade mix
4 cups (16 ounces) frozen raspberries
4 cups ice

Directions:

In a large pitcher or punch bowl mix the ginger ale and lemonade mix. Before serving, stir in the raspberries and ice.

And of course, me and a photo of the birthday honoree!

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11 Responses to “Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade”

  1. 1

    I can’t believe your grandma is 90! She’s looking good! This lemonade sounds fantastic and I love that it has a ginger ale base. Also sounds like it would be good with some alcohol!

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    Like I said on FB, this looks fantastic. And what a lovely picture of you + your grandmother!

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    Cindy — July 1, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Wow! Your Grandmother looks fantastic! Easily looks 20-30 yrs younger!

    Happy birthday, Grandma.

    The punch sounds delicious.

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — July 1, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Lovely lemonade!!!! Your grandmas so cute!!! Would have not thought she was in her 90s

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    natalie@thesweetslife — July 1, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I LOVE anything with ginger so I must make this! Bookmarked! :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — July 2, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to your grandmother! =) And this recipe is SO good + so easy – i’ve made it before, too!

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    Suzanne — July 3, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    We make a version of this for baby showers, because it is so delicious without alcohol. Definitely prettier with the frozen raspberries.

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    Danni — December 3, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    Question – is it 3/4 cup of the actual lemonade powder itself? Or is it made up according to the instructions? What brand did you use? Here in Australia we don’t have this stuff readily available but I found some in a shop that sells American sweets.

    • Erin Wilburn replied: — December 3rd, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

      Yes, it is 3/4 a cup of lemonade powder. I use Country Time brand. You use the powder, and in lieu of water, you use the ginger ale. It’s quite delicious!

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    Ratula — January 18, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    This lemonade recipe looks delicious! How many people would this serve? Thanks!

    • Erin Wilburn replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:09 am

      The yield is 12 cups, so depending on serving size, I’d say 8-12 people.

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