Raspberry Lemonade (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)


Have y’all ever been to Cheesecake Factory? I’ve only been twice.

That’s totally not fair, right?

Someone needs to build a Cheesecake Factory a bit closer to our home so that I can enjoy it more.

Apparently, their Raspberry Lemonade is to die for. I’ve never actually tried it, but I came across this recipe on Pinterest and fell madly in love. It looked so sweet and red and just a bit thick from the raspberry purée.

I’ve made this a few times since I first saw the recipe. The first time I just drank it as is, without adding any extra water or other liquid (it was thick and delicious and what you see in the above photos), but the second time I added in some vodka. At 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. There is no rule written anywhere that says I can’t drink in the middle of the day.

Quit judging me.

The third time I made this I added an equal amount of Sprite to the lemonade. It was really fun and fizzy and a bit like a raspberry limeade.

Whichever way you make this, it’s a perfect drink for summer. Cool, refreshing, and pretty to look at.

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Raspberry Lemonade (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, party recipes, summer recipes
Calories: 115 kcal

The perfect summertime blast. I won't tell if you splash in some vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Extra sugar for the rim of your glass

Instructions

  1. Heat the sugar and water over medium heat, stirring often, in a small saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved to make a simple syrup.
  2. Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor and pour in the simple syrup and lemon juice.
  3. Add extra water (or Sprite, if you want it fizzy - but it won't be like Cheesecake Factory's recipe) to thin it out to the consistency and flavor that you like.
  4. Run a lemon slice around the rim of your glass, dip the glass in sugar, and serve with ice.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Lemonade (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

lightly adapted from The Sexy Knitter.