(a cold drink for booyaa)
What booyaa Will Need
1 12-ounce package frozen unsweetened raspberries (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup sugar
or 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (peel)
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1-liter bottle (33.8 ounces) chilled sparkling water or club soda
What booyaa Needs To Do Now
Combine frozen raspberries, sugar (or honey or maple syrup), and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and berries thaw. Increase heat and boil for 3 minutes or so. Strain the raspberry mixture into a bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids in strainer. Mix the lemon zest into the raspberry syrup in the bowl. Chill.
Stir the raspberry syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water in large pitcher to blend. Fill 6 glasses with ice cubes. Pour raspberry lemonade into glasses. Add fresh raspberries to each glass, if desired. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.
Serves 6 booyaas or 1 booyaa and 5 friends or 1 booyaa 6 times.