Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

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Sparkling Raspberry Limeade — a delicious, refreshing, and simple-to-make drink that tastes like summer!

Sparkling Raspberry Limeade in a cup.

Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

Sometimes the simple things are the best things, amiright? 🙂 It sure applies to this recipe for Sparkling Raspberry Limeade! It’s not at all complicated, but the flavors and textures combine to make an amazing blend.


Raspberries: Use fresh red raspberries if possible. Frozen raspberries (unsweetened) are a close second, though. Raspberries are uniquely flavorful and very high in antioxidants. You can use other fruits, but of course, the flavor will be different. Get creative! How about sparkling strawberry limeade garnished with mint leaves? Or a peach limeade? They both sound refreshingly scrumptious. Most fruits contain pulp and tiny seeds and raspberries are no exception. That’s why we press the mixture through a sieve after blending. While you technically could make this drink without straining, it would end up mighty thick, with a gnarly texture. We prefer the way it looks and feels with strained juice.

Lime juice: Again, fresh limes are the best, but if that’s not possible, go with frozen lime juice (not limeade) concentrate in the frozen juices section of the grocery store. For this recipe, you’ll be juicing about 18 fresh limes. That’s a lot of limes and a lot of squeezing, but the effort will be well worth it once you take a sip of the finished Sparkling Raspberry Limeade!

Sugar: Trust me, raspberries and limes make a tart mixture, even with sugar added. Skipping the sugar (or other sweetener) would be a BIG mistake! If you do choose to use another sweetener, I suggest a granulated one to provide similar results. A squeeze of stevia would sweeten the drink but would change the ratio of liquid and solids.

Sparkling limeade: You can use lime-flavored sparkling water as well as the limeade, but it won’t have quite as limey a flavor. If, on the other hand, the sparkling limeade creates too strong of a flavor, then going with the flavored sparkling water would help tone it down a bit. Sparkling beverages lose their fizz pretty quickly, so add it to the drink base right as you’re ready to serve it.

Ice and garnishes: Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the Sparkling Raspberry Limeade! Ice enhances the flavor–seriously! Garnishes are optional, but they add a festive touch and make your drink look irresistibly inviting. Try a sprinkling of fresh raspberries and a lime wedge. Or slice up a lime and hook one on the edge of each glass! Mint leaves add a refreshing whisper of flavor, and if you have a tiny drink umbrella….go for it!


Why press the blended berries through a sieve? It helps remove most of the pulp and the tiny seeds that get caught in your teeth. Straining it this way makes for a prettier, crystal-clear drink. You can also use a very-fine mesh collander. 

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Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

5 from 2 votes
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade -- a delicious, refreshing, and easy-to-make drink that tastes like summer!
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade in a cup.
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Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

Sparkling Raspberry Limeade in a cup.
5 from 2 votes
Sparkling Raspberry Limeade -- a delicious, refreshing, and easy-to-make drink that tastes like summer!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword raspberry limeade
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 large drinks
Chelsea Lords
Calories 87kcal


  • 4 cups fresh raspberries or frozen, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (~18 limes)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 cups cold sparkling limeade
  • Ice, fresh raspberries, and lime wedges for serving


  • Combine raspberries, lime juice, and sugar in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. 
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Use the back of a wooden spoon to press the mixture through. Discard the seeds and pulp. 
  • Add ice to individual glasses and pour the raspberry limeade on top. If serving this drink immediately, stir in the sparkling limeade and whisk to combine. If you aren't going to finish this drink in the same day, add the sparkling limeade to individual cups as they're served.
  • If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. This combo = perfection. This slush looks like sheer perfection!
    Ahhh all those trips sound so so exciting! Road-travelling the US has been on my bucket list for years *-*
    Emjoy your Sunday! xx

  2. Such yummy flavors for a summer drink! I can’t get over how cool your gif pics are!

  3. You know what, I have never even been to a Sonic before! But these raspberry limeade slushes you made look amazing!! I love road trips! How FUN that you’ve been to 44 states already!! Looking forward to hearing about your trip to the remaining 6!! 🙂

    1. You’ve definitely got to try one sometime!! Thanks so much Renee 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. That is quite the feat Chelsea! Haha, true that about TX … souvenirs everywhere. 🙂
    Your action shots are amazing! I love getting to see the step by step flow throughout your post. It is too techy for me 😉 And as always, gorgeous photos!

  5. This is such a pretty drink! Lovelovelove the gifs too! I love raspberry and lime together. Such perfect summer flavors! I think it’s so cool you and your husband road tripped it across the country. That sounds so fun! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

  6. Aaw, your road trip across the country with your husband sounded like so much fun! It would be adorable when you take Grey along one day 🙂 This is such a pretty drink Chelsea and the gifs look awesome too! Love the raspberry and lime combo!

  7. I remember the first time someone introduced me to Sonic. Oh man ,those tater tots! The stuff of dreams heehee. Though I think my dreams will be filled with this raspberry limeade slush instead! Absolutely stunning, Chelsea, and I can’t get enough of raspberries this summer! 😀

  8. Is the 3 cups sparkling limeade just lime flavored sparkling water or is it the frozen limeade concentrate made with sparkling water? Can’t wait to try this!

  9. What is sparkling limeade? All I can find is sparkling lemon lime water. Is that you’re talking about?

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