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Perfectly Balanced Raspberry Vodka Lemonade (Made with Fresh Raspberries)

If you like raspberry lemonade and if you also happen to like vodka, then there’s a good chance that you’ll absolutely love this recipe for making a perfectly balanced raspberry vodka lemonade. It’s also easy to modify into a non-alcohol version as well if you’re interested in making a more family-friendly version of the drink.

How to Make Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to mix up this tasty vodka cocktail:

  • Prepare the raspberries. Place 2 cups of fresh raspberries in a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl.
  • Mash. Use the back of a spoon to stir and mash the raspberries against the side and bottom of the sieve.
  • Combine the ingredients. Add the cold water, lemon juice, vodka, and raspberry puree into a large pitcher.
  • Add the sugar. Stir in the sugar until well combined.
  • Refrigerate. Refrigerate the vodka lemonade for a minimum of one hour.
  • Serve. Serve over ice.

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

How Many Calories Are In This Raspberry Vodka Lemonade?

Here is the approximate nutritional breakdown of a single serving (1/8 ) of this raspberry vodka lemonade:

  • 101 calories
  • 1 gram protein
  • 0 grams dietary fat
  • 17.5 grams carbs
  • 14.5 grams sugar
  • 2.5 grams dietary fiber

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

While a single serving of this cocktail isn’t too bad nutrition-wise, this raspberry vodka lemonade is still definitely a drink that you’ll want to enjoy in moderation – it can become quite easy to quickly ramp up your sugar intake when drinking a few of these!

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

How to Make a Lower Sugar Version of This Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

If nearly 18 grams of sugar per serving is a little bit on the high end for you, then there are indeed ways to make a lower sugar version of this cocktail.

Here are a few of my favorite low carb options that you can use as a sweetener instead of sugar:

  • Stevia
  • Allulose
  • Saccharin

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

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Raspberry Vodka Lemonade

Perfectly Balanced Raspberry Vodka Lemonade (Made with Fresh Raspberries)

  • Author: Emma - NurturedHomes.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries 
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ½ cup lemon juice 
  • ½ cup vodka
  •  ½ cup sugar   

Instructions

  1. Place the raspberries in a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. 
  2. Using the back of a spoon, stir and mash the raspberries against the side and bottom of the sieve.
  3. In a large pitcher add the water, lemon juice, vodka and raspberry purée. 
  4. Stir in the sugar until combined. 
  5. Refrigerate the vodka lemonade for minimum one hour. 
  6. Serve over ice.

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