This is a spring and summer time favorite around here.
use 2 c. fresh lemon juice, 1 pint of raspberries blended and strained, honey to taste for sweetness about 1/2 c. boiing tap water,4 c. sparkling water.Chill well, Fill tall glasses with ice cubes then about 2/3 full of sparkling water (make sure it's cold) then top it off with the lemon-raspberry mixture.
Another one we enjoy is Limeade,
zest 6 limes, 1-2 tea. kosher salt or to taste, 1 c. fresh lime juice,1-1/2c. simple syrup 3-c. spring water,ice cubes. pour boiling water over the zest and salt and let sit about 20-25 min. Strain and discard zest, pour water into larger container. Stir in lime juice,simple syrup and spring water. Chill well Fill tall glasses with ice cubes and pour over the limeade...Enjoy.
We make fancy ice cubes to go in these. It's someting the little guys get a kick out of doing. Fill ice cube trays with either plain water or try using a lemon lime soda, add a raspberry, strawberry,bueberry or something that corresponds with your main ingredient or even freeze a small mint leaf in the cubes looks nice too.