Homemade Raspberry Lemonade

Now I really need that lemon tree! Decided today I needed a little change in pace and decided to go with something fun instead of the monotonous items used regularly in our kitchen.

I typically send drink pouches with the kids lunch and this morning I realized my stash was out. Bummer! I am sure they were thrilled to find some good ole H2O when they opened their lunches. 🙂 Since today was a no game day for anybody (SHOCKING!), we could afford messing with our afternoon nap schedule and run to town for a few errands. Also, the Mr.’s 35th birthday is on Thursday and I have a surprise cake flavor in the works I needed to grab additional ingredients along with my growing list of things needed from that side of town.

While running through the store I was trying to come up with an idea for a fun drink I could send with the kids lunches the remaining of the year instead of grabbing another box of drink pouches. This was when I saw the bottle of lemon juice (which we are out of also) and decided why not some homemade lemonade! I would much rather use fresh lemons but this will be a close second. It wasn’t until I reached the produce and the raspberries were calling out with a beckon of light shining down on them … at this point it was obvious these two belonged together today!

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Homemade Raspberry Lemonade

12 cups of water
2 cup lemon juice (approximately 11 lemons if you wanted to do fresh squeezed)
2 cups of sugar
Mix water, lemon juice, and sugar in a one gallon pitcher. Drop a couple raspberries in the bottom of a glass and smash mojito-style. Add crushed ice. Top with homemade lemonade. Enjoy!
Today’s Question: What is your favorite summertime drink?
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