Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler Recipe

A grown-up take on lemonade, this non-alcoholic drink combines the fruitiness of raspberries with spicy ginger beer.
By: Wes Martin
Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler Cocktail

Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler Cocktail

A grown-up take on lemonade, this non-alcoholic drink combines the fruitiness of raspberries with spicy ginger beer.

Makes about six drinks.

Ginger beer, non-alcoholic despite its name, can be found in the beverage/soda section of your supermarket. It has a much stronger bite than plain ginger ale and is great for mixing mocktails; it adds a spicy punch to anything you mix it with.

Ingredients

2 cups frozen raspberries
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 bottles ginger beer
fresh raspberries or lemon wedges for garnish, optional

Directions

Put the raspberries, honey, lemon juice and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook until the fruit has completely broken down, about five minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until cool. Pour the mixture into a fine mesh strainer set over a pitcher. Press the fruit solids with a rubber spatula to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard the fruit pulp.

To serve, fill a Collins glass with ice and pour three tablespoons of the raspberry syrup into the glass. Fill with ginger beer, stir, garnish with raspberries or a lemon wedge and serve immediately.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make Holiday Cocktail Party Invitations

Set the mood for your holiday cocktail party with a glitzy invitation. Start with our printable template, then add sparkling embellishments.

How to Make a Rosemary Gin-Ginger Cocktail

On a winter evening you need flavors that are bold enough to match the crisp outdoor temperatures. Try this easy cocktail to warm you up. 

Reviving a Fussy Meyer Lemon Tree

Tips on what to do when leaf drop and yellowing leaves strike.

Homemade Apple Jelly Recipe

Apples don’t require added pectin to produce thick, sweet jelly.

Is Ductless Heating and Cooling Right for You?

Considering going duct-free to heat or cool your space? Get the lowdown on when these systems are the right choice and what to expect when you install.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.