Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade | ChopChop

Description

Plain fresh lemonade is pretty wonderful, and it’s even better flavored (and tinted red) with raspberries, either fresh or frozen. There is a lot of lemon flavor in the peel, which is why you mash lemon slices, peel and all, in this recipe. By Adam Ried

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board
Medium-sized bowl
Wooden spoon
Pitcher
Strainer
Measuring cup
6 glasses

Ingredients

1  
lemon, scrubbed
1 1⁄2 cup
fresh (or thawed unsweetened frozen) raspberries
1⁄4 cup
honey
   
pinch salt
6 cups
cold water
   
ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Cut the lemon in half lengthwise from end to end. Put each half cut side down on the cutting board, then cut each half into thin slices.
  2. Put the lemon slices, raspberries, honey, and salt in the bowl and use the wooden spoon to mash them really hard until the lemons and raspberries give up their juice and it mixes with the honey, about 2 minutes.
  3. You can keep the solids in your lemonade or, if you like, strain them out: Put the strainer over the pitcher, pour in the lemon mixture, and use the wooden spoon to mash it and release as much liquid as possible. Throw away or compost the solids.
  4. Add the water, stir to blend, and pour the lemonade into 6 ice-filled glasses. 

Notes

Did you know? Sometimes lemons with thin skins are rounder and smoother than those with thick skins, which tend to have slightly rougher skin and pointier ends.