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Raspberry Limeade

July/August 2010

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Pressing the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve will get every drop of juice into this refreshing limeade while leaving those pesky seeds behind. If you want to make it ahead, don’t add the seltzer until the last minute.



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"If you want a "special" beverage, with eye appeal and great taste, make this. Enlist help with the lime sqeezing and pressing raspberries, but it is worth it. I considered making some into an adult beverage by adding some vodka, but I...
Raspberry Limeade

Makes: Makes 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries (about 6 ounces), fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 3 cups seltzer
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Combine lime juice and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring to help dissolve the sugar.
  2. Place berries in a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. Use a rubber spatula to press on the berries, extracting the juice and some pulp while leaving the seeds behind. Stir the puree into the pitcher.
  3. Just before serving, stir in seltzer. Serve over ice.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 87 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 17 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 2 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 75 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other)


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