Updated: Jul 21
There are countless summer drinks on blogs and stores, ranging from Lemonade to Orangeade. But why not try something new, exciting, and a change-up from the usual? Today I present to you a very light Raspberry Lime water!
I've found two fruits that work exceptionally well together: raspberry and lime. 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 a very light and refreshing drink. This is my go to drink on a hot summer's day and will likely become your go-to drink as well!
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 try a few and see what works best for you.
Even without seltzer water, this drink is perfect for a day outside. Not one flavor overpowers another, and they all work perfectly with one another. We can wait for you to try this recipe and hear your thoughts!
“The Flying Chef”
Raspberry Lime Water
Yield: ~4 Servings
Prep Time: ~20 Minutes Inactive Time: ~35 Minutes Total Time: ~45 Minutes
1. 1 1/2 Cups Sugar (320g)
2. 4 1/2 Cups Water (960g)
3. 2 Cups Raspberries (280g)
4. 1 Lime
5. 1 Lemon
6. 1 tsp Grated Ginger
7. Seltzer Water (Optional)
1. In a large pitcher, combine the water and sugar. Mix until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Pass the Raspberries through a sieve Into the pitcher. Add the juice of the Lemon, Lime, and the grated Ginger.
3. Place four ice cubes into the pitcher and refrigerate for 30 minutes, stirring half way through (15 minutes).
4. Pass through a sieve or cheesecloth.
5. Garnish with a few Raspberries and a slice of Lime.
6. If you're using Seltzer water, have the ratio be 1:4 Seltzer to Raspberry Lime Water. In other words, for every cup, 1/4th should be Seltzer Water, and 3/4th should be Raspberry Lime Water.
Recipe By: Chef Olson Thewoodenspoonchefs.com
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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.
- When passing the raspberries through a sieve, there will be a lot of seeds left over. The goal is to use as much of the juices as possible.