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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

(Not So) Red Blossom

Well, Sunday means cocktails!  Looking through Shaken by Jane Lawson, Connie found a drink for which we had all of the ingredients, and even more fun, used the raspberries we are growing in our garden.  Normally, we munch a handful of them as we're doing our evening walk through the yard.  All of the sudden, we've got enough to do something else with.  Not quite enough for anything big like a pie, but plenty for a drink.
That's where the Not-So comes in.  We grow Fall Gold raspberries which are golden, or as Connie says, orange (he thinks there are only eight colors in the world and they came in the Crayola box he had as a kid).  Anyway, he made this drink and as most things from Shaken, it was delicious.

Red Blossom


Ice cubes
3 oz gin (we used Tanqueray)
1 oz peach liquer (we used DeKuyer peach schnapps)
6 tablespoons raspberries
1 oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed, if you please)
1 oz sugar syrup (we use 2:1)
8 blueberries


In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except for the blueberries and shake, shake shake!  Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with the blueberries.  Toast the one you love and enjoy!

Serves two.


Debbie said...

love the title...

Gin was my drink of choice when I first started drinking...slow gin fizzes...the thought of that one makes my stomach turn...if you know what I mean...

this recipe now is a great Gin drink!

Sprinkled with Flour said...

I've never seen yellow raspberries before! They look delicious.

gigabiting said...

I love all the fall raspberries. They seem to have a richer flavor than the earlier ones. Or maybe it just feels that way because I know the season is almost over.

Nesrine said...

those raspberries are gorgeous....Love that drink!!

Chef Dennis said...

I have never seen golden raspberries, they look incredible! If you make that with vodka I would love to have one!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! It needs to be Friday now :) Like others, though, I haven't seen golden raspberries before. How cool!

The Mom Chef said...

Golden? Do they taste just the same as red? I love the idea of those (they're definitely NOT orange!). :)