Raspberry Peach Lemonade

This isn’t just any lemonade; it’s my favorite. Raspberry Peach Lemonade combines all the best flavors of summer. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, seeking a sweet sip to accompany your porch sits, or simply desiring a delicious way to cool down, this lemonade promises to elevate your summer beverage game.

All we need to do is make a fruit syrup and mix it with water and lemon juice. It’s worth the effort!

A graphic recipe card for Summertime Peach and Raspberry Lemonade, featuring a picture of the completed drink and a list of ingredients and instructions for preparation.

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Transform simple lemonade into a crowd-pleaser with fresh berries and peaches. For an adult twist, add a splash of raspberry vodka for a seasonal cocktail that's sure to refresh and delight.
Prep Time 15 minutes
chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Serving Size 8

Equipment

  • strainer
  • Pitcher

Ingredients 

For the Peach Raspberry Syrup

  • 1 cup sliced peaches about 2 medium peaches
  • 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

To Assemble

  • 2 cups lemon juice fresh, bottled, or a combination
  • 3 cups cold water

Garnish

  • lemon slices
  • fresh mint leaves
  • whole raspberries

Instructions 

  • Make the fruit syrup. Add the peaches, raspberries, sugar, and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes, until the raspberries break down and the peaches are very soft.
    A step-by-step process of making peach and raspberry syrup in a saucepan. The left image shows peaches, raspberries, sugar, and water before cooking, and the right image shows the mixture boiling.
  • Strain the syrup and chill. Using a mesh strainer, strain out the solid fruit bits. Press with a wooden spoon to get all the syrup out. Don't pres too hard or you'll have fruit bits in your tea.
    Straining the cooked peach and raspberry syrup. The left image shows the syrup being poured through a mesh strainer over a measuring jug, and the right image shows the syrup being pressed through the strainer with a wooden spoon.
  • Assemble the lemonade. Pour the syrup into a pitcher and add the lemon and water. Stir well.
    A pitcher half-filled with the strained peach and raspberry syrup, showing the deep red color of the mixture before dilution.
  • Serve. Pour over ice and garnish with additional fruit, lemon slices, and fresh mint.
    A final presentation of the Summertime Peach and Raspberry Lemonade in a glass pitcher, garnished with lemon slices and raspberries, ready to be enjoyed.

Notes

For a variation, try using blackberries, adjusting the sugar to 1 1/4 cups.
 

I love serving things that are so seasonal that they’d be crazy any other time. This lemonade is one of those super-summery recipes. It begs to be served on a porch on the hottest days of summer. Of course it’s delicious, but one of the best things about it is is the beautiful coral-pink color. Be sure to to serve it in a clear pitcher so everyone can ooh and ahh.

finished Lemonade in a glass pitcher, garnished with lemon slices and raspberries,

Frozen fruit will work just fine, but there’s something about making it with fresh fruit when it’s in season.

Lemonade Tips

  • Adjust your tartness/sweetness. You can always add more lemon juice or sugar to get to your perfect preference.
  • Use a citrus juicer to juice your lemon. This will save your fingers!
  • Avoid the seeds! Raspberries do have small seeds, and if that is something you don’t prefer, you can easily press the raspberries through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Make ahead. You can make this the morning of a party, or a day before

Key Ingredients and Tools

Each of these ingredients brings something special to the lemonade, making it the perfect summer refreshment

  • Peaches. Fresh, ripe peaches are essential for the syrup’s sweet and fragrant base. You’ll find these in the produce section of your grocery store during summer, or you can use frozen peaches as a substitute.
  • Raspberries. These add a tart contrast to the sweetness of the peaches and give the lemonade a vibrant hue. Available fresh in the produce aisle or in the frozen section all year round, raspberries are irreplaceable for their flavor and color.
  • Granulated sugar. This common pantry item is key to creating the simple syrup that sweetens the lemonade. It’s a staple you can find in any grocery store, and while alternatives like honey can be used, sugar dissolves best for a clear, smooth texture.
Ingredients for peach and raspberry lemonade laid out on a kitchen counter, including fresh lemons, raspberries, mint, and a bowl of peaches.

While peaches and raspberries are seasonal, their frozen counterparts can let you enjoy this drink any time of the year. However, there’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh, in-season produce to make this lemonade truly shine.

  • Saucepan. A medium-sized saucepan is crucial for combining the peaches, raspberries, sugar, and water to create the fruity syrup base of the lemonade.
  • Mesh Strainer. This tool is key for straining the syrup to ensure a smooth lemonade free of fruit bits and seeds.
  • Pitcher. A large pitcher is essential for mixing and serving the lemonade, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully before serving.
  • Wooden Spoon. A wooden spoon is helpful for stirring the fruit while making the syrup and for pressing the juice out of the fruit when straining.

With these tools at the ready, you’re all set to create a refreshing summer beverage that’s as delightful to look at as it is to drink.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with an easy dinner of marinated grilled chicken, pasta salad, and ice cream!

Troubleshooting and Help

Is there a way to make this if I’m watching my sugar intake?

You can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe or substitute it with a sweetener like stevia. Taste as you go to achieve your desired sweetness.

How long can I store this lemonade in the fridge?

Peach raspberry lemonade will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving, as the fruit puree may settle at the bottom.

Is fresh or bottled lemon juice best for homemade lemonade?

Fresh has a much brighter flavor, but it’s expensive and a hassle. Up to you.

The final peach and raspberry lemonade in a pitcher, ready to serve. Lemon slices, whole raspberries, and a sprig of mint are visible, adding a colorful and fresh garnish.

Remember, this is just a starting point, so feel free to get creative and adjust things to make it your own.

Storing Leftovers

Cover your drink tightly either with plastic wrap or an upside-down plate on the pitcher.

  • Refrigerator: Keep the lemonade in the fridge where it will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Make sure to stir or shake it well before serving as the fruit puree may settle at the bottom.
  • Freezing: If you want to freeze your lemonade, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it. These lemonade cubes can be used in place of regular ice cubes in drinks to prevent dilution as they melt, or you can let them thaw slightly and blend them for a slushy treat.

Remember, if you’ve added fresh fruit slices or herbs as garnish, it’s best to remove them before storing to prevent them from breaking down and affecting the flavor and texture of the lemonade.

More Summertime Drinks to Love

Lemonades, iced teas, and a few grown-up drinks. All of these are made for warm summer nights and long afternoons on the porch.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, enjoying a backyard feast, or just craving a sweet escape from the daily grind, this lemonade is your ticket to a refreshing getaway

A close-up of a glass filled with peach and raspberry lemonade, garnished with a lemon slice, raspberry, and mint leaf, showcasing the vibrant pink color of the drink.
Raspberry Peach Lemonade

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