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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1 Julie @ Table for Two June 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

i love a good cocktail! this has all the flavors and liquor I love ;)

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2 Meghan June 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

Gorgeous summer cocktail and I love your new glasses! Fabulous!

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3 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Meghan!! Bet they will show up a lot round here ;)

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4 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

I didnt even know rhubarb bitters existed! And boy, this looks soooo good! Dangerously good :)

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5 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Fitting as I LOVE danger……controlled danger of course ;)

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6 Heather Christo June 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

oooohhhhhh yum!!! looks great Marla!

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7 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste June 12, 2013 at 8:55 am

This is absolutely stunning, Marla! Yum!

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8 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen June 12, 2013 at 9:25 am

Oooh! This cocktail…and, those MC glasses? I dig, I dig! Love the vintage vibe in your photography, Marla. I am just enamored with Mid-century design. The Big Lug and I call raspberries “snozberries” as a nod to Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka. (Adore Gene.) Now, we have a wicked Snozberry Cocktail to enjoy! Thank you for sharing! xo

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9 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Stacy, that is the BEST name for a cocktail…..you gotta post one like that. SNOZBERRY. love!

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10 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen June 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

LOL, Marla! I totally should concoct a Snozberry Cocktail in honor of Gene and Willie Wonka! I’m totally nutty for berries just as you are and I hope you’ll try my blueberry cobbler recipe (posted on Monday). The secret is in the buttery biscuit crumble topping–made rich without milk and a beaten egg. The topping is best described as a cross between pie pastry, a biscuit and shortbread sugar cookie with a whisper of vanilla. You and your family will love it! xo

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11 Toni | Boulder Locavore June 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

I am with you completely Marla on the fruity cocktails at this time of year, especially using fresh berries. This looks very refreshing! Love the glassware.

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12 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Toni! Come on over any time!

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13 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) June 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

I have been on a cocktail kick since my birthday last month and I love that there is no sugar in these – so pretty!

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14 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Awesome Alyssa! Happy belated and glad you dig these cocktails!

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

So gorgeous, I’m having a hard time choosing a favorite photo to pin :).

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16 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Gotta tell ya Laura…..that kinda indecision makes me really happy :) Thanks!

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17 Aimee @ Simple Bites June 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

Love the name, love those glasses, and certainly am a fan of what’s inside. Cheers, Marla!

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18 Marla June 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Ahhhhhhh, thank ya sweets!

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19 Carla @ Carlas Confections June 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I love how you came up with the name! So cute! Definitely a fan of this boozy drink. I think its awesome too how much fun you had with the photo shoot. You can tell how much fun you have! Your photos are gorgeous as always :)

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20 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Sounds so refreshing! Love a pretty cocktail in the summer!

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21 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

This is absolutely my idea of the perfect summer cocktail, Marla! Love it!

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22 nessa June 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

This is amazing!

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23 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This looks so lovely!! I can’t waaaait to try it.

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24 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I love the ceiling tin, it makes a great backdrop!

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25 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective June 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Gorgeous-looking drink!

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26 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Omg! Rhubarb bitters?!? I want!!

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27 Annalise @ Completely Delicious June 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

Gorgeous Marla! So fun seeing you in Austin, only wish we had more time to chat! :)

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28 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I could sure use a glass of this – Friday could not come sooner!

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29 ashley - baker by nature June 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I LOVE the cocktails you come up with! We made a few of your recipes last month (all drinks I have to confess haha), and we’l definitely be giving this beauty a try SOON!!! xo

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30 Kaira June 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Looks like the perfect drink for a warm sunny day :)

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31 Nutmeg Nanny June 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Oh, this looks wonderful! Such a pretty drink and I bet it tastes wonderful :)

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