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 bhg.com HERE.
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 !