Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail

by Marla on June 12, 2013 · 33 comments

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Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy Wednesday! How is your week going so far? Been really busy here, now that school is out for the summer!

Dunno ’bout you but I sure crave fruity cocktails this time of year. Raspberries are some of my all time favorite berries. I dig their sweet ‘n tangy flavor. Besides they are super pretty to gaze upon before you pop ‘em in your mouth.

This Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail will have you happily sipping the summer away!

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Funny when I was shooting these cocktails….I was trying to balance everything on my new “Table Top” piece of tin ceiling.

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Things kept sliding around. Spilling a bit. Making the shoot a bit more challenging. But fun!

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

So how did I come up with the name Red Raspberry Rascal

I did a shout out on Instagram and thankfully a few of you gave me some great ideas!

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Dig my new Gold Ribbon Highball glasses? Vegas meets vintage chic.

They are from the fabulous MacKenzie-Childs.

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

To make these cocktails super full of raspberry flavor I used frozen raspberries and boiled them down into a juice.

A splash of Rhubarb Bitters gives a fun flavor boost.

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 Cocktails

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 4 ounces Vodka
  • 8 ounces Soda Water
  • Stevia Drops or your favorite sweetener
  • splash of Rhubarb Bitters
  • Fresh Raspberries (for garnish)
  • Ice

Method

    Raspberry Juice
  • Heat raspberries with water in a sauce pan over medium high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook about 5 minutes until berries have burst and become pulpy. Strain berries over a bowl with a fine mesh sieve. Mash the berries against the sieve with the back of a spoon to release the juices. (You can keep the raspberry pulp for pancake or waffle sauce!)
  • Chill the juice in the refrigerator until cool.
  • Cocktail
  • This makes 2 cocktails. Grab 2 highball glasses. Add some ice, 4 ounces raspberry juice, 2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces soda water and a splash of rhubarb bitters. Add sweetener to taste.
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