Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

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Sparkling raspberry limeade — a delicious, refreshing, and simple drink to make

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Not too long after my husband and I got married, we road-tripped across the country and visited 44 states in one summer. Our goal was to get a picture at every state sign and find a state souvenir. Some states were much harder than others, but there was one state that didn’t give us any trouble at all…and that state was none other than Texas! That state is definitely not lacking state pride :).

On the long car rides from one state to the next, we practically planned our stops around finding a Sonic during happy hour (half off drinks!). We would each get a huge Route 44 drink and slowly drink it to avoid too many bathroom breaks. Those huge drinks or slushes at half price quickly became our favorite mid-day treat throughout the long drives.

And now that I no longer live by a Sonic or am road tripping for hours everyday, I had to start making some fun drinks at home. This sparkling raspberry limeade is even more addicting than any Sonic drink — it’s fresh, packed with flavor, not too sugary, and it’s delicious!

While it does take a bit to juice all those limes, the effort is well worth the reward and you’ll end up with more than just one Route 44 drink πŸ™‚ You can drink this all week long!

If you are making this drink for a party or where it will all be enjoyed in one day, you’ll want to add in all the sparkling water at once. However, if you are planning on drinking this throughout the week, only add sparkling water to individual cups to keep the drink from getting flat.

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Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

5 from 2 votes
Sparkling raspberry limeade -- a delicious, refreshing, and simple drink to make
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Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

5 from 2 votes
Sparkling raspberry limeade -- a delicious, refreshing, and simple drink to make
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword raspberry limeade
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 large drinks
Calories 80kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (~18 limes)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups cold sparkling limeade
  • Ice, fresh raspberries, and lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  • 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/solids. 
  • If enjoying this drink immediately (same day), 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) Add ice to individual glasses and pour the raspberry limeade on top. 
  • If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 80kcal

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25 Comments

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

  2. 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!! πŸ™‚

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

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

  4. 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! πŸ™‚ Hope you had a great weekend!

  5. 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 πŸ™‚ This is such a pretty drink Chelsea and the gifs look awesome too! Love the raspberry and lime combo!

  6. 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! πŸ˜€

  7. 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!

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