As excited as I am for fall, it’s drinks like this one that keep me loving summer.  Judging by the sales I’ve seen lately, this apparently prime time for raspberries.  Take advantage and enjoy this sweet-tart-bubbly beverage.  Break the monotony of soda, water and beer at your Labor Day get together and serve something a little bit more special.  This raspberry limeade is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.  And of course, if you’re looking for something with more of an adult spin, I think this would lend itself will to mixing with citrus vodka.  I like to make the raspberry-lime portion ahead of time and mix in the sparkling water just before serving for maximum fizz.

Side note: is anyone else totally enamored with drinks served in mason jars?  I just love them.  Plus, it’s certainly cheaper than real glassware :)

  • Yield 4-5 servings


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup strained raspberry puree
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 cups sparkling water, chilled
Lime slices and fresh raspberries, for serving


  • 01

    In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.  Remove from the heat.  In a serving pitcher, combine the lime juice, raspberry puree, and lemon juice.  Stir in the simply syrup.  Chill until ready to serve.

  • 02

    Just before serving, stir in the sparkling water.  Garnish with lime slices and fresh raspberries as desired.