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Raspberry Refresher

This recipe explodes with raspberry flavor! It's a wonderful summertime treat.—Doreen Patterson, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts)


  • 8 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled


  • In a large saucepan, crush the berries. Stir in sugar, vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Strain to remove seeds; refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale and remaining water. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 169 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • D.
    May 21, 2019

    I used to make a very similar recipe for raspberry punch and just as a tip I will tell you that straining out the raspberry seeds is much easier AFTER you add some of the ginger ale or sparkling water or whatever, otherwise it's pretty thick and doesn't want to go through the strainer that's actually small enough to strain out those seeds!

  • Deb
    Jul 30, 2018

    My sister in law made her own fruit juices she used the concentrate she made with 7-up pr ginger ale,

  • butterfly3gayle
    Aug 1, 2013

    The first time I made this I thought it had too strong of a vinegar taste also. The next time I made it I did less than half of the vinegar. We liked it this way much better but it still has a hint of the vinegar taste in it. Not sure what the vinegar is to do in here either but I think I will try and cut it back a bit more.

  • KimSwartz
    Jul 10, 2011

    I have a question about this one. Is the cider vinegar necessary? I made this drink and it has a very strong vinegar taste. I might try it again without any vinegar, replacing it with water. Any thoughts, anyone?

  • kkskks
    Jul 31, 2006

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