Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Mom-A-Licious Summer-tini

This weeks Thirsty Thursday cocktail is brought to you by
Better Homes and Gardens.
But has , of course , been adapted by ME :)
If you would like to see the origanial recipe you can find it on my cocktail pin board HERE
or at HERE.
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6 fresh raspberries
( like the ones I am fortunate enough to get from my Mother In Law )
3 basil leaves
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce raspberry liqueur
( Schnapps or RazzleDazzle )

Muddle the raspberries and basil together in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
(Slightly mashing the berries )
Add vodka , liqueur and ice to the shaker.
Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds
 ( this is where I like to interject a little hip shake )
Strain into a martini glass
( or not , I see no reason to waste the berries )
If you are feeling fancy , you can garnish with more fresh berries.
Additional tip :
Freeze the garnish berries first to help keep your cocktail cold.
( although mine don't last long enough to get warm... )
I actually do that with any fruit I'm planning on using.
I keep lemons and limes ( sliced ) in the freezer for that reason.

Cheers Friends !

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  1. Dawn.....are you trying to entice me up North with wonderful cocktails???!!!


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