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Raspberry Vanilla Lemonade Recipe

Raspberry Vanilla Lemonade           
Source: Ladies Home Journal

4 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
2 cups ice
1 (7.5-oz.) container frozen fresh lemon juice, thawed
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
2 Tbsp raspberry syrup

Bring 1 cup water and the sugar to boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Add vanilla bean to sugar syrup; cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Remove vanilla bean; strain syrup into a pitcher with ice (rinse bean and save for another use). Stir in remaining water, lemon juice, raspberries and raspberry syrup.

Makes 7 cups.

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