There are countless summer drinks on blogs and in stores ranging from Lemonade to Orangeade. But why not try something new, something exciting and a change-up from the usual. Today I present to you a very light Raspberry Lime water!
If there is any combination of fruit that I've found works exceptionally well together, it's Lime and Raspberry. The flavor notes of a Lime blend with just about anything Fruit; it also works very well with a touch of Honey in a Fruit Salad.
This Raspberry Lime water, on the other hand, is very refreshing; with a touch of Ginger for a bit of zing and a squeeze of Lime, the Raspberry is still dominant but with a symphony of flavors behind it.
When I was testing out recipes at my house, I made Lemonade, Orangeade, and this Raspberry Lime water all in one day. Which one was the favorite? By far, it was the Raspberry Lime water. Even with the addition of the seltzer water, the water pitcher was empty soon after I made it.
The secret to this recipe isn't bold, shocking flavors. It's the symphony of flavors that all work together. The Lime with the Raspberry, the Ginger tying everything together, and the optional seltzer water create even lighter water. On a hot summer's day, this would be mine and will become your go-to drink.
In our past drink posts, we've talked about seltzer water and the size of bubbles. The key here is to think about how loud the bubbles are. The larger the bubbles, the louder the seltzer is. Too loud, though, and it'll feel like a firework bursting in your mouth; you won't be able to taste your drink. Some drinks can hold up to this, but not this one. With lighter fruit flavors, I recommend medium bubbles. I've been asked, "how do I find medium bubbles?" Some brands will print this on the bottle, but you may need to do some trial and error to find what works.
Even without seltzer water, this drink is perfect for a day outside. Not one flavor overpowers another, and they all work in perfect harmony with one another. We can wait for you to try this recipe and hear what you think of it!
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- The addition of the lemon is absolutely essential. It helps to bring out the flavors in this drink.
- It is not recommended that you alter the time the aromatics sit in the water, it will alter the balance of the flavors.