Raspberry Syrup and a Raspberry Spritzer

Raspberries are on sale all over the place! I love raspberries. I like eating them right out of the package, too.

Here are the little beauties.


But I like spritzers in the summer because they are a light, refreshing, cool drink that is not loaded with empty calories. Because it’s made with seltzer water there ARE no calories... until you start adding stuff to it, that is. :) like fresh lemons and raspberry syrup.

This looks refreshing and cooling, doesn’t it?

and this..


I started with seltzer water, added some raspberries, a squirt of fresh lemon juice, and raspberry syrup to taste. Fill with ice. Garnish with lemon slices and raspberries.  Easy. Quick. Refreshing.

Raspberry Syrup for drinks:

1 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar – add more sugar if you like it sweet. Some recipes online call for equal amounts of raspberries and sugar.
Gently simmer for 10 minutes. I didn’t strain mine but you could. (Martha Stewart ‘s recipe called for straining the syrup – she’s probably right but I like to do things fast so .. that didn’t happen).  :)
Cool the syrup. Keep refrigerated.
 Another raspberry sauce to try:

3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. raspberries
3/4 c. water

Simmer ingredients over low heat for 5 minutes. Strain. Keep refrigerated.

Optional: 1/2 c. raspberry liqueur


you could buy Monin Raspberry Syrup like my sister does.  She just gives a squirt of this syrup into her iced tea and it’s great – always available and it’s used at Macaroni Grill for their raspberry iced tea so it’s gotta be good. Yummy.
At any rate....


Stay cool. Here in Connecticut we have been (literally) swamped with rain... every other day, a deluge. It would be nice to see the sun sometime, too. The plants are looking ratty. Have a great week everybody.


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  1. I love using fresh berries. This looks like it would be great for a warm summer day!

  2. Hi Linda,
    This looks delicious. It is so hot here right now, that this would be great. Have a great week.

  3. Would love for you to share this at my linkup http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-13/

  4. My kids and I would love this! Found on Practically Functional! Pinning now!

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