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  • Writer's pictureTuyen Nguyen


A sparkly birthday inspired raspberry lemonade

September 19th is one of the most popular birthdays in America so I decided to make a drink to celebrate— using edible glitter of course.

Half of the time I'm not sure why I do these recipes because I don't think you'd need a recipe for this type of things? Most of the time it's just up to preference and eyeballing because everyone's taste buds are different. But in case you wanted some more "exact" measurements:


  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds

  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar, preference

  • 1/4 cup water

  • lemonade (how you would usually make it)

  • edible gold pearl dust— I use Wilton's

  • lemon extract or vodka

Throw your raspberries, sugar, and water into a bowl. Depending on how sweet you like your syrup, add sugar to your preference. I like to crush up the berries beforehand or you can let it naturally break apart over the stove. Heat up the berries, sugar, and water so make sure everything's dissolved. Taste as you go! If you want it sweeter, add in more sugar. Let it boil for around 5-10 minutes. If you like a thicker syrup, let it boil for a bit longer until you get the desired texture. This is your raspberry syrup— allow this syrup to cool down before using it.

For your glittery lemonade, activate your pearl dust using lemon extract or vodka. Once you have that mixture, you can add it to your regular lemonade. **I've done it without the extract and it works fine, it just may not be as shimmery! Add as much raspberry syrup to your lemonade until your desired sweetness. I topped mine off with some rosemary which brings out a nice flavor combination.

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