Friday, May 18, 2018

Raspberries for Everyone!

A fresh raspberry drink sounds nice and refreshing for spring. It's so common to find great cocktail recipes, but not quite as easy to find non-alcoholic versions for us mocktail fans. So I came up with a tasty options for everyone!

Option 1 version
4 shots of raspberry pomegranate vodka
1 ginger beer
*a handful of raspberries
*1/2 a lime, juiced
*mint leaves

*These ingredients get muddled then top with lots of ice, then  the vodka and beer. Garnish with lime and mint

Option 2 version
2 cups of raspberries (I like frozen)
1.5 cups of water
1/4 cup cane sugar
mint springs (6-8)
1 cup of lime juice
3 cups soda water

Simmer the raspberries and water in a saucepan over med/high heat. Once the berries are soft and nearly dissolved, stir in the mint spring and remove from the heat. Let it cool completely and remove the mint. Strain the solids and discard and add the lime juice to the liquid. Divide it into 6 glasses and top with soda water. Garnish with mint leaves. (I will make this as a batch and keep it in the fridge for a treat throughout the week.)