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Libations for All Occasions: Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

Easy breezy is how I would describe my mentality in the month of June. All I need is a book to read, a chair for lounging, and a sunset to take in. But sometimes, I need to kick the easy-breezy mentality into full throttle by adding a tart cocktail to the mix. And this spiked Raspberry Lemonade does just the trick. 

The pink drink has long been a summer staple in my eyes and consumers nationwide cannot help but agree. Although a sweet and sour combination is craveable throughout the year, there’s something about this flavor powerhouse that screams summertime. The best part about this Raspberry Lemonade is that it begins with a kid-friendly lemonade recipe—to help you maintain those devil-may-care vibes we’re all chasing after. 

Capturing market share from both adults and kids home from school, this two-for-the-price-of-one recipe will have even the most hyperactive sitting back and kicking off their shoes.


INGREDIENTS

Lemonade

1 cup white, granulated sugar (can reduce to ¾ cup)

3—4 cups water, divided

4—6 lemons

 

Cocktail

4 oz lemonade

1½ oz vodka

Fresh raspberries 

1 tsp sugar

1 lemon, sliced for garnish

 

Chill Time: 30 min

Drink Prep Time: 5 min per drink

Servings: 1 cocktail


DIRECTIONS

1. To create simple syrup, mix granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once sugar dissolves, remove from heat.

2. Juice the lemons to yield roughly 1 cup of lemon juice. Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and remaining water. Adjust ratios to taste. Chill. 

3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle five raspberries and sugar. Add vodka and lemonade and shake until well mixed.

4. Pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a fresh raspberry or two.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for additional cocktails.