Is it entirely sugar free? No. It is not. Does it have much less sugar in it that a can of coke? Most definitely. What it does also have though is fruit and flavour, and plenty of both.
Like my peach iced tea, it uses fresh, seasonal fruit (although you can use frozen if it’s not summer), and simple flavours to make a glass of something you want to drink. It’s also a great way of using raspberries if you have a glut or they are starting to turn.
Why do I think you will love this raspberry cooler? Because it’s:
Great as an alternative to Pimm’s and other summer boozing.
This is a recipe I’ve been trialling over the summer. I like mine a little tart, so if it’s not quite sweet enough for you, either add a little more sugar when you make the syrup or add some icing sugar (it will dissolve more easily) into the syrup once made. Makes enough for two litre-sized pitchers.
- 1 punnet of raspberries
- 150ml of water
- Juice of half a lime
- 1.5 tbsp caster sugar
- A handful of mint leaves
- 1.5 litres of soda water
- Lots of ice
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