There’s little more deliciously refreshing on a hot day than a glass of chilled Raspberry Lemonade. It’s so quick to make at home, and homemade lemonade has a lot less sugar per serving than... most commercial brands. It’s easy to take on control of the amount of added sugar in food and drinks in your own kitchen. We recommend to start by adding just half the syrup to the rest of the ingredients, sampling it, and then stirring in more to suit your taste./p>
In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine sugar and 1 cup of the water. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
In a large pitcher, add raspberries. Using a wooden spoon, crush the raspberries. Add syrup, lemon juice, and the remaining 8 cups of water. Adjust to taste, adding more lemon juice or water as necessary.
Chill and serve over ice.
It’s a great idea to make drinks like this at home. Commercial brands can have as much as an ounce of added sugars per cup.