Minty Raspberry-Lemonade Cocktail

Happy Friday!

It’s been a long week here, but hope you have all had a great week. Although many of you probably celebrated happy hour yesterday for St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Friday afternoon cocktail to start off the weekend???

I had a half bag of raspberries in my freezer (still trying to figure out what I used the other half of the bag for?) and I also had a few fresh lemons that probably only had a day or two left in them. So this morning I thought I’d see what I could come up with to use these items up. I also added a little mint liqueur to this cocktail for a different twist but you could certainly leave it out or if you have fresh mint that would be even better! Unfortunately, I did not have any fresh mint on hand and dragging the kids to the store to get some just didn’t seem all that appealing to me.

YES, I know I’m a little crazy measuring my drinks in tablespoons and teaspoons, but it’s easier for me so bare with me.:)

So the cocktail is all made and sitting in the fridge waiting for 5:00! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

If you want to get more Snappy Gourmet recipes, you can sign up to get new post and recipes by EMAIL or RSS FEED. You can also follow Snappy Gourmet on FACEBOOK or TWITTER to get some sneak peeks on what’s coming up. Would love to hear from you!!!

 

Minty Raspberry-Lemonade Cocktail
Print

Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American
Author:
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
A refreshing cocktail with mint, raspberry, and lemon.
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry puree (see note below)
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash of any mint flavored liqueur
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds to 1 minute then strain into a martini glass. Garnish as desired.
Notes
NOTE: To make raspberry puree, place about ½ cup raspberries (or defrosted frozen raspberries) in a small food processor or blender and process until smooth. Strain liquid to get rid of seeds then measure out the liquid you need.

SNAPPY TIPS: Be careful with the raspberries, they can stain and not easy to clean up.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t like raspberries, you could use any variety of fruit such as strawberries or peaches.

[For more recipes visit Snappy Gourmet (http://www.snappygourmet.com); sign-up for posts via email or RSS; or follow on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.]

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe: