Pink lemonade

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling


Makes 350ml syrup

Adding raspberries to homemade lemonade gives it a tangy flavour and turns it a vivid pink

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per tbsp syrup

  • kcal57
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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  • 300g caster sugar
  • lemons, sliced



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  • 1 orange, sliced



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  • 3 x 170g/6oz punnets raspberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • ice and fresh mint, to serve (optional)



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and pour over 350ml cold water. Bring to the boil, stirring often, then leave to cool. Pour through a sieve, pressing down with a spoon to extract all the juices. The syrup can now be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. To serve, pour a little into a glass and top up with sparkling or still water, ice and mint.

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Comments (21)

JG543's picture

Very nice and refreshing. Added store bought lemonade instead of water when pouring into the glass. Very tasty. Definitely don't want too much of the syrup though, just covering the ice in a small glass was enough. Very good way of using up all the raspberries from the garden. Will use this again. :)

ebrierley's picture

Fabulous - I made it for an end of term children's party and they all loved i (and I reduced the sugar to 200g and it was still amazing). Love the idea of using in a cocktail with prosecco too!

ebrierley's picture

Fabulous - I made it for end of term kids party, with just 200g sugar and it was still amazing. I lalso ove the idea of a grown up version with prosecco!

deepsrecipes's picture

I was looking for this recipe after watching the movie Bridesmaids.Thanks for this awesome recipe

jessiemay's picture

An amazingly easy drink to make, went down really well at friend's summer party. Tastes wonderful and would recommend to anyone.

krichings's picture

First time making my own cordial, I love it. Perfect in the sun strong with some fresh mint and cucumber slices.

lwheatley's picture

Went down really well as a soft drink and for the adults we mixed with Cava.

suekeating's picture

Tried it again this week, this time with frozen blackberries. It is lovely, especially with sparkling water.

suekeating's picture

Makes lovely cordial. I've yet to make it with raspberries as a couple of years ago, the first time I was making it I thought I had a box of frozen raspberries in the freezer which turned out to be gooseberries. Went ahead with the gooseberries and turned out a delicious drink. Will be making my 5th batch today to use the last of the summer's gooseberry crop. Next week, I'll be testing it with the frozen blackberries I've got left!

anna-woodhead's picture

Delicious and easy to make. I added extra lemons and simmered for longer (about 15 minutes). Use around 1/3 syrup to 2/3 water for a stronger flavour.

racheld_is's picture

Good but time consuming - undecided whether worth it or not

xpretzx's picture

this took too much faffing around and wasnt even that nice will never make this again

si9974's picture

my pregnant wife loves it, with either lemonade or sparkling water.
Made it twice now and still love it ( it does help having a plentiful supply of raspberries from mum's garden).

alexandriafisher's picture

took too long and was only ok, lemonade from a bottle cheaper and tastes better

kittyk8te's picture

Totally unimpressed! Not lemony enough to be considered pink lemonade, and I can think of a dozen better things to do with that many raspberries. Won't ever bother making it again.

trainergirl's picture

Gorgeous! Refreshing whilst watching men's Wimbledon final yesterday. One to make again

jburton's picture

WOW!!! this is lovely, nice and refreshing. Ive only tried this with water so far. I'll have to nip out in a bit for some sparkling water.
But before that i think i need to grab another glass of this and sit in the sun, in the garden for a bit. x

wjemma's picture

tasty and refreshing. will def make again

jburton's picture

Just had a lightbulb moment!!!!! im going to make this and add perry, or afordable cava. It would be like a raspberry champagne, how yummy would that be!!!!!!!x


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