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.
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
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!
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:
Perfectly Balanced Raspberry Vodka Lemonade (Made with Fresh Raspberries)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 3 cups cold water
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup vodka
- ½ cup sugar
- Place the raspberries in a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl.
- Using the back of a spoon, stir and mash the raspberries against the side and bottom of the sieve.
- In a large pitcher add the water, lemon juice, vodka and raspberry purée.
- Stir in the sugar until combined.
- Refrigerate the vodka lemonade for minimum one hour.
- Serve over ice.