Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Raspberry Lemonade - dye free

     I saw a recipe in AllYou magazine for a herbal tea infused lemonade and was eager to give my old lemonade recipe new life. 

     As luck would have it, when I went to whip up a batch,  I couldn't find the recipe anywhere.
     Left to my own devices, I made my lemonade like usual and added the raspberry tea.

     I added the lemon juice a little at a time until I found the taste that I liked with the raspberry.  As it turned out,  I liked the raspberry lemonade with 1/2 cup of lemon juice.  But with this amount of lemon juice, my family thought it tasted more like Kool-Aid than lemonade.  I added 1/4 cup more lemon juice and then everyone agreed that it tasted more like a lemonade.

     The verdict - add the lemon juice in increments until you find the right amount of sweet - tart flavor that fits your tastes buds.  I prefer the Kool-Aid flavor myself.



7 cups water
3/4 cup lemon juice 
1-2/3 cup sugar

Bring water to a boil.  Turn off and place tea bags in the water.
Let steep for 5 minutes.  Remove the bags.  Letting them steep longer can make them bitter.
Add the lemon juice and sugar.  Stir well.
Let cool off.  Place in a pitcher. 
Chill in the refrigerator until served.

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