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Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade Tea

If you’re like me, you know there’s nothing better than a chilled drink on a hot day. And if you’re looking to cut down on alcohol without losing out on flavor, let me introduce you to my latest obsession: raspberry lemonade tea.

raspberry lemonade tea

This refreshing drink has become my go-to for beach days, backyard barbecues, and pretty much any sunny afternoon. Trust me, you’re gonna love it.

raspberry lemonade tea

Raspberry lemonade tea hits all the right notes—it’s tangy, sweet, and oh-so-refreshing. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy non-alcoholic drinks without feeling like you’re missing out on the fun.

Whether you’re trying to stay hydrated or just want a break from the usual summer drinks, this one’s a winner.

Seriously, once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever got through summer without it.

Let’s talk ingredients. You don’t need anything fancy, just simple, fresh stuff:

  • Raspberries: Fresh or frozen works. I love the pop of sweetness they bring.
  • Lemons: Freshly squeezed is the way to go for that real lemonade zing.
  • Tea: Black tea is my fave for this recipe, but green tea is a lovely lighter option.
  • Honey or Sugar: Sweeten it to your liking. I lean towards honey for that extra layer of flavor.
  • Water: You’ll need it for brewing the tea and making the lemonade.
  • Ice: Because what’s a summer drink without it?
raspberry lemonade tea
  1. Brew the Tea:
    • Boil 4 cups of water.
    • Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 5-7 minutes.
    • Remove tea bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  2. Prepare the Raspberry Lemonade:
    • In a blender, puree the raspberries until smooth.
    • Strain the raspberry puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher to remove the seeds.
    • Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the pitcher.
  3. Sweeten the Mix:
    • Stir in honey or sugar to taste. Start with 2 tablespoons and add more if desired.
  4. Combine and Stir:
    • Pour the cooled tea into the raspberry-lemon mixture.
    • Stir well to combine all the flavors.
  5. Serve:
    • Fill glasses with ice cubes.
    • Pour the raspberry lemonade tea over the ice.
    • Garnish with lemon slices and raspberries if desired.
raspberry lemonade tea

Alright, so you’ve made a big batch of raspberry lemonade tea and you’ve got some leftovers. No worries! Here’s what I do to keep it fresh.

Pour any remaining tea into a pitcher or an airtight container and stick it in the fridge. It’ll stay delicious for up to 3 days.

If you’re planning ahead for a party or just like being prepared, you can make the tea and lemonade mixture in advance.

Store it in the fridge and just add ice and garnishes right before serving. This way, it stays nice and chilled without getting watered down.

Let me tell you, this raspberry lemonade tea is perfect for so many occasions. Here’s when I love to serve it:

  • Beach Days: I pack it in a cooler and enjoy a refreshing drink by the waves. It’s the ultimate beach companion.
  • Backyard BBQs: It’s a fantastic non-alcoholic option for guests. Trust me, both kids and adults will keep coming back for more!
  • Picnics: Pair it with your favorite picnic foods. It’s a tasty and hydrating treat that complements everything.
  • Brunches: Add a fancy twist to your brunch menu. The vibrant color and refreshing taste make it a hit.
  • Everyday Refreshment: Sometimes, I make a batch just to enjoy throughout the week. It’s perfect for whenever I need a delicious pick-me-up.

No matter the occasion, this raspberry lemonade tea always seems to impress. Its bright color, tangy-sweet flavor, and refreshing qualities make it a hit at any summer event. Give it a try, and I bet you’ll love it as much as I do!

raspberry lemonade tea
  1. Big Batch Prep:
    • When I’m hosting, I always double or triple the recipe. It’s such a crowd-pleaser that you’ll be glad you made extra. Plus, it saves you from constantly having to refill.
  2. Serve in Style:
    • Presentation is key! Serve your raspberry lemonade tea in a large, clear dispenser so everyone can see the beautiful colors. Add lemon slices, whole raspberries, and mint leaves inside for an extra touch of elegance.
  3. Ice, Ice:
    • Keep your drink perfectly chilled by adding plenty of ice to each glass. You can even make ice cubes with raspberries and mint leaves frozen inside for a decorative touch.
  4. Garnish Galore:
    • Garnishes aren’t just for looks—they add flavor too. I love adding a sprig of mint or a few fresh berries to each glass. It’s those little details that make your drink feel special.
  5. Sweetness Station:
    • Since everyone has a different preference for sweetness, set up a little station with honey, sugar, and even some flavored syrups. Let your guests sweeten their drinks to their liking.
  6. Alcohol-Free but Fun:
    • If some of your guests miss the booze, offer a variety of flavored sparkling waters or juices they can add to their tea for an extra twist. It keeps things fun and customizable without the alcohol.

Whether you’re hosting a casual BBQ, a fancy brunch, or a beach party, this drink is the perfect addition. It’s refreshing, delicious, and looks absolutely stunning. Plus, it’s non-alcoholic, making it a great choice for everyone, from kids to adults who prefer to skip the alcohol.

So, the next time you’re planning a get-together, give this party-perfect raspberry lemonade tea a try. I guarantee it’ll be a hit, and your friends will be begging you for the recipe.

Cheers to delicious, refreshing drinks and unforgettable summer parties!

raspberry lemonade tea

Refreshing Raspberry Lemonade Tea

Recipe by Tania Faysal


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This raspberry lemonade tea is a refreshing, non-alcoholic summer drink perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a tasty, healthy beverage. It’s a great alternative to alcoholic drinks, offering a delicious twist with the sweet and tangy flavors of raspberries and lemons.


  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 black tea bags (or green tea if you prefer)

  • 2-4 tablespoons honey or sugar (to taste)

  • Ice cubes

  • Lemon slices and extra raspberries for garnish (optional)


  • Boil 4 cups of water and remove it from the heat. Drop in your tea bags and let them steep for about 5-7 minutes. After removing the tea bags, let the tea cool to room temperature.
  • While the tea is cooling, blend your raspberries until they are smooth. Strain the raspberry puree into a pitcher to remove the seeds, then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the pitcher.
  • Stir in honey or sugar to sweeten the mixture. Start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to your taste. I usually go for 3 tablespoons of honey.
  • Pour the cooled tea into the pitcher with your raspberry-lemon mixture and give it a good stir to combine all the flavors.
  • When you’re ready to serve, fill your glasses with ice cubes. Pour the raspberry lemonade tea over the ice and, if you’re feeling fancy, garnish with lemon slices and a few raspberries. Enjoy your refreshing raspberry lemonade tea!

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