Talk about a fantastic and refreshing summer beverage. The method revolves around making a flavorful raspberry lime syrup and adding a few tablespoons to club soda, complete with a handful of ice cubes. The syrup makes quite a bit and keeps well in the fridge. Perfect for a summer barbeque … or just because!
- 12 oz. package frozen raspberries
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup water
- 4 teaspoons grated lime zest
- ½ cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
- Club soda, chilled
- Heat raspberries, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until the raspberries begin to release their juices, about 5 minutes.
- Mash the berries with a potato masher until the berries break down, then stir in the lime zest and juice.
- Simmer until the mixture is slightly thickened, about five minutes.
- Pour the raspberry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl, pressing on solids to extract the liquid. This works best done in batches, so the seeds don’t clog up the bottom of the mesh strainer. You should end up with about 2 ½ cups of syrup.
- Discard the berry solids.
- Refrigerate the syrup until completely cool, at least 30 minutes or up to 1 week.
- To serve, combine ¾ cups of club soda and 3 tablespoons syrup in tall, ice-filled glasses.
Mocktail recipes & photos used with permission from the blog Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.