Raspberry Mint Lemonade

The brilliant red color of this raspberry lemonade will amaze you…and it’s all the raspberry, no food dye or any artificial color. Have fun making this simple delicious, yummy juice!

The Story: One day, Leeya and her brother were making lemonade and they looked in the fridge, and saw these mushy, squishy raspberries. They thought that since they were like goop, no one would eat them. But, it was still good for juice. It made great juice and that is how the recipe came along.

Ready in 15 minutes 

Serves 4 people 


  • ½ cup of raspberries 
  • 2 lemons 
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 1 ½ cups of water 
  • handful of mint 


  1. Blend the raspberries, the juice of two lemons, and two tablespoons of sugar until it’s smooth like juice.
  2. Strain the juice to rid the mixture of seeds
  3. Put the juice mixture in a bowl, add water and the remaining sugar and stir. Once sugar is dissolved, transfer mixture to a pitcher.
  4. Add ice and a handful of mint and you’re done!
  5. Optional: Let it sit in the fridge for half an hour with the ice to chill it and let the flavors combine.


I like my lemonade a little tarter but add 1 more tablespoon of sugar if you want it sweeter. 

If you want the lemonade more diluted, then add ½ a cup more of water. 

Plant-related Tips

This recipe will taste even better fresh mint. Follow this guide to learn how to grow mint. When picking and growing it: 

  1. Make sure to grow your mint in a pot! It is a perennial, invasive species which means it will come back every year.
  2. When picking your mint, make sure to pick some of the stalk but not all the way to the root, or your mint won’t grow back.
  3. Lastly, make sure to wash your leaves. All plants have a little residue or dirt, etc. on them. Before eating, make sure to take the leaves off of the stem because the stem is no fun to eat!