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4th of July Non-Alcoholic Cocktail – Raspberry Lemonade

Happy Birthday America! One of the biggest summer parties of the year is just a few days away so let’s celebrate with a patriotic beverage for your 4th of July Party! We typically post alcoholic beverages as a Tipsy Tuesday Signature Cocktail, but in honor of my non-drinkers, kids and pregnant ladies, this week we are sharing a non-alcoholic signature cocktail.

This refreshing, all-natural non-alcoholic cocktail, raspberry lemonade, is made from naturally-sweet raspberries, lemon juice, and water. (full recipe below)

4th of july non-alcoholic cocktail

4th of july non-alcoholic cocktail

Yield: Makes about 1 quart; 4 servings
Ingredients

1 cup rinsed fresh raspberries (6 oz.)
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups water

Preparation
In a small bowl, mash 1 cup rinsed fresh raspberries (6 oz.) with 2/3 cup sugar.
Let stand 10 minutes.
Press through a fine strainer into a pitcher (at least 1 1/2 qt.); discard seeds.
Stir in 1 cup lemon juice and 2 cups water.
Taste and add more sugar if desired.
Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses.

*if you are health conscious, try using Truvia or Splenda in place of sugar (be sure to look at the conversion chart on your sweetener package for the best results)

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

 

Recipe & Image Courtesy of: http://www.myrecipes.com

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