Sizzling 4th of July Recipes: Red and Blue Raspberry Lemonade
On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, fireworks and plenty of red, white and blue.
“It’s an easy party to pull off,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. “Our celebration experts have created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone.”
Start the festivities off with a bang using festive tableware and decorations like 4th of July party pics — a simple way to add spark to any celebration. Play up the Independence Day theme throughout — from beverage to dessert.
Cool down when the temperature rises with refreshing, fruity Red and Blue Raspberry Lemonade. Have a blast decking out the glasses with stripes, stars and swirls using edible blue Sparkle Gel.
Red and Blue Raspberry Lemonade
Makes about 8 servings
- 1-1/3 cups (about 6 ounces) fresh raspberries, divided
- 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate
- Blue Sparkle Gel
Place one raspberry in each cavity of the Star Ice Cube Silicone Mold. Cover with water; freeze several hours to set. Reserve remaining raspberries.
In large pitcher, mix lemonade according to package instructions. In food processor or blender, pulse remaining raspberries until smooth; strain through sieve to remove seeds. Stir raspberry puree into lemonade. Serve with raspberry ice cubes in glasses decorated with Blue Sparkle Gel.
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