Thursday, 21 June 2012

Raspberry Lemonade

Last time I was in Phoenix, Mum and I decided to head downtown and try out The Arrogant Butcher. I'd heard good things about it and it definitely lived up to our expectations. It would have been pricey if we were not ordering off the Happy Hour menu - and possibly I wouldn't have been so happy if I had of paid full price. But it was good for the price we paid though, and one of the simplest things we ordered was in fact the best:

Raspberry Lemonade
Serves 2

1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup water

Mash the raspberries with a potato masher in a bowl with the sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes, then press  through a fine strainer to remove seeds, and discard. Make sure to press through all the raspberry flesh as you want to keep that in your drink! Stir in lemon juice and water, taste. If you prefer a sweeter lemonade add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Serve over ice and garnish with some whole raspberries if you desire.