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.
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)
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!