Raspberry Lemon Sparklers

The flavour of raspberries has been a favourite for as long as I can remember. These red berries aren't easily available in India so I hadn't actually eaten a raspberry but one way we always got to enjoy the flavour of this fruit was in the Raspberry Duet ice cream bar of Joy Ice creams. A Vanilla ice cream bar with a raspberry coating...slurp!

With the temperatures slowly climbing and the heat kicking in, Summer is finally here. What better way to cool off than with a cold refreshing drink. I decided to make something with my favourite flavour....no points for guessing which flavour :-D

Raspberry Lemon Sparklers:

You will need:

1 ½ Cup Raspberries (fresh/frozen)
1/2 Sugar
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Ice
Plain Soda or Sprite
Mint Sprigs for garnish

In a medium bowl, mash the raspberries with the sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup water, then strain into a jug, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract all of the liquid. Stir in the lemon juice and add 2 cups more water.

Fill glasses halfway with ice, pour the extracted juice over the ice and top off with little bit of the soda. Garnish with mint sprigs and a few fresh raspberries (if you are using fresh).

Raspberry Lemon Sparklers is my entry to AFAM: Raspberry hosted by Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen. Thanks Dee for the lovely pick :)

25 comments:

  1. Hi Narmada,
    Looks very delicious. Will try once. Thanks for sharing.
    -Sailaja

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  2. Looks like thre is no need to buy the torani's raspberry italian soda.. I like to sip it once in a while, would love to try urs!! Thanks for participating namratha!

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  3. That was a awesome drink. Looks so cool. Loved the beautiful color. Nice presentation.

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  4. Looks very nice and refershing Namratha..

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  5. wow, looks so cool and attractive ur drink!

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  6. Really a cool one..attracting colour..Nice one namratha..

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  7. A lovely drink Namratha..Very true we dont get fresh raspberries in India!! sad isnt it!!

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  8. Namratha, I m yet to taste fresh raspberry (here its either frozen or transformed to jams/icecreams) Yr sparklers look cool! Wd try minus the aerated drink though..tks for sharing!!(Its 50 deg C yes celcius in the day time here! hot winds blowing outside until late evening! We r fortunately in the comforts of our home!)tks for sharing!!

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  9. raspberry is one of my fav flavor too....the drink seems a winner and the pics are wonderful

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  10. drool worthy pic namratha. simply gorgeous colour!

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  11. I never knewss about this drink, it looks so refreshing, will try them soon

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  12. Absolutely delicious! Will try this as soon as temp hits 80 for sure!:)

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  13. wow!what a cooling and refreshing drink!!!lovely:)

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  14. Sorry for the typo in my comments Namratha

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  15. What a refreshing and beautiful looking drink Namratha.

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  16. I hadn't eaten a raspberry either till I came here.:D

    The sparkler looks wonderful!

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  17. I also prepared a raspberry lemonade (without soda) for the event and also poured them in ice pop moulds to get cute popsicles. My son love the ice pops.

    This one is a good idea Namratha. I'll try it the next time.

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  18. droolworthy pics namratha.... too good...

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  19. That looks so refreshing! The pic is absolutely drool worthy!

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  20. Yep..i am with what homecooked said..it looks refreshing...

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  21. I love these kind of fruity drinks in summer... I can imagine sipping this while grilling something tasty :)

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  22. Oh this looks very refreshing! Just love those pics :)

    Rosie x

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  23. what a delightful drink ! I will drink up, from both glasses. It's so very hot here.

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  24. Thanks Sailaja, pleasure to have u over :)

    Thanks Dee, it was my pleasure :)

    Thanks Sukanya :)

    Thanks Maya and Cham!

    Thanks Lavi,I loveee the colour too :)

    Thanks Swati, yup dear, its a pity you don't get them there. Would you like me to send u some? :)

    Thanks Purnima, oh do try this when u get a chance.

    Thanks Bhags :)

    Thanks Sia :)

    Thanks Happy :)

    Thanks Asha :)

    Thanks Ranji :)

    Hey no problem Sailaja :)

    Thanks Laavi dear :)

    Thanks T! :)

    Ohh yes I saw that Madhu, looks fabulous! Ice pops is a brilliant idea!

    Thanks Swati:)

    Thanks Homecooked!

    Thanks R:)

    Mmmm that would be a fab combo Meeso :)

    Thanks Rosie :)

    Hehe, be my guest Pravs :)

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  25. hi namratha
    its first visit of mine to ur blo and it is too good and i loved it and so i added u to my blogroll and an award for u there in my blog!

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