Raspberry Vanilla Limeade
Nothing is more refreshing than a glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day! Why not try a twist on the classic with our raspberry limeade recipe with Papua New Guinea vanilla? It is sure to become an instant classic in your home.
When I think of lemonade, my mind often wanders back to my childhood and to summers spent outside in the summer sun. Riding bikes, climbing trees and staying outside until the street lights came on were all signs that summer break had arrived. Many of us remember our first attempt at entrepreneurship, the classic lemonade stand. It usually consisted of a card table, maybe a table cloth, a hand-lettered sign peddling our wares and, of course, the Tupperware pitcher filled with lemonade from frozen concentrate. The lemonade was always overpriced at fifty cents for a glass of lemonade. But.... the moms always took pity on us, and the elderly admired our ambitious nature. By the end of the day, we had enough to walk down to the store and buy candy or comic books with our earnings, a huge accomplishment in our eyes.
Our raspberry limeade recipe with Papua New Guinea vanilla is certainly not your classic lemonade, nor is it from a can. It is an all-natural combination of fresh limes, water, agave, bourbon vanilla beans and our Natural Raspberry extract, plus a few fresh raspberries for good measure.
The addition of Natural raspberry extract enhances the overall flavor of the bourbon vanilla beans, and brings out the fresh lime taste in this refreshing summer drink. Nothing says 'summer' like the taste of fresh raspberries! Add a little summer to your day with our all natural raspberry extract. Oozing with the rich and fruity character of ripened raspberries, it is sure to please! Grab a bottle of this extraordinary extract to try in your favorite teas, jams, gelatos, brownies or just about anywhere you desire a little raspberry zing! Paired with fresh lime juice and Natural Raspberry Extract, our Bourbon vanilla bean has a traditional flavor and is the most popular type of vanilla. Bourbon vanilla from Papua New Guinea (PNG) comes from the fruit of an orchid variety called Vanilla Planifolia, and is rich in the natural organic compound called vanillin. Bourbon beans have a creamy, sweet, smooth and mellow flavor. Use Bourbon vanilla for applications that require a traditional vanilla flavor.
Raspberry Vanilla Limeade
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup agave syrup
- 1 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 1 tbsp Raspberry Extract
- Bring vanilla bean and agave syrup to a low simmer.
- Whisk to disperse vanilla beans throughout the syrup, then remove from heat and let cool.
- Pour syrup, lime juice, raspberry extract and water into a pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Chill and serve with lime slices and fresh raspberries.