Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade
My brother used to work at an ice cream shop and one thing I always used to ask him for was a Raspberry Lime Rickey. If I was lucky, he'd bring me one home- I don't think I have had one since he stopped working there, years and years ago. When I saw this recipe in Food Network magazine this summer, I immediately ripped it out. Fresh lime juice and raspberry sauce mixed in with soda water and you have the perfect bubbly fruity drink for a hot hot day. I mix up a batch of the raspberry lime juice and keep it in the fridge, along with a liter of soda water, so when the craving hits, I simply mix up a fresh bubbly glass. If you're having company, you can always mix up all the raspberry lime juice with a liter of soda water in a pitcher for all to enjoy.
6 oz fresh raspberries (3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (16 small or 6 large limes)
1 liter soda or seltzer water
1) Put raspberries, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat to a simmer, until sugar dissolves. Crush raspberries against the side of the pan to squeeze out the juices. Set aside once sugar is dissolved and let cool to room temperature.
2) Squeeze 1 cup fresh lime juice. Put in medium sized bowl. Once raspberry juice is cooled, strained the seeds and pulp with a fine mesh sieve. Place the sieve over the bowl of lime juice and allow the raspberry juice to pour into the bowl. Mix the raspberry and lime juice together.