- In a pitcher, muddle together: a generous handful of raspberries, leaves pulled from a small bunch of mint, about 3 teaspoons of sugar.
- Add: the juice of a lemon, a 20 oz. bottle of ginger ale and a 10 oz. bottle of club soda. Stir gently.
- In a glass of ice, fill about 1/3 full with whiskey. Strain raspberry drink into glass to fill.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I am not a mixologist, but I do enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink and have figured out how to make a drink exactly to my liking. I generally mix enough for the family, just adding alcohol to my glass at the end. Here's how I made tonight's Raspberry Smash (serves 4):
Delicious and refreshing on a 103 degree day! The real key to making a drink like this is using a muddler. My sister bought me a muddler for my birthday (along with all the other accoutrements and many bottles of liquor) and as I suspected, there is no substitution for this bar tool. It is SUCH a helpful tool in fact, that I will be giving one away. In 2 weeks, I will return from my annual trip to the land of live oaks and Spanish moss, and draw a name from all the people who have participated in the Garden to Table Challenge this season. Want an entry? Simply post about what you've been harvesting and cooking, include a link in your post back here, and then come back and link below. See you in a couple weeks!