Monday, June 17, 2013

made at home: raspberry lemonade cocktail

Raspberry Lemonade Honey Cocktail 
  • 2 oz. of gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. of  fresh raspberry lemonade*
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 oz. of club soda

   Combine all ingredients into a medium sized glass, or cocktail shaker, and shake until combined. Stir after shaking to make sure the honey is mixed with the rest of the mixture. Fill after glass half-way with ice, pour the mixed drink in, and garnish with lemon slices and raspberries. 

*Raspberry Lemonade 
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of pureed raspberries 
  • 2/3 cup of sugar 

   In a medium-large pitcher, stir together the water, lemon juice, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. After pureeing (I used my blender) and straining the raspberry puree, add to the pitcher and stir. Keep chilled. 

  I'll be the first to admit, I've been on this lemonade obsession kick lately. I am usually trying to add some sort of "unusual" herb or ingredient to the lemonade recipes I create, but I decided to keep it simple to be paired for this cocktail recipe. Also I'll admit, I am not the biggest fan of cocktails (I usually am found drinking an ale, I suppose I take after my dad on that note), but since it's summer time I felt the need to experiment. I mean, you cannot make beer look cute. These drinks are perfect for porch sits and a weekend afternoon when you want something fruity and you can drink through a little paper straw. 


  1. This looks and sounds so delicious :) I love lemonade, it's so refreshing, especially at this time of year! xx

  2. What an exquisite looking drink! It looks so darling in that checkered picinic basket. And you pull off the pigtails so well! Plus, I'm really in love iwth your stylish glasses.

  3. Oh my god. I just realized that we are soon going to be within the same town! I am moving to KC from Lawrence during my last year of college. We need to meet, I am totally obsessed with your blog.

  4. This sounds and looks so delicious! I've been just thinking about new ways to get DIY refreshment. For now I still go for water, lemon juice and some marple syrup but its a great idea to add some rasberries to it! I will definetly try this!
    Also love your picknick- basket. I habe a similar one :)

  5. mmmm it looks so delicious! it must be perfect for warm days </3

  6. Who wouldn't be on a lemonade kick right now-the weather is perfect for it! What a great idea to make raspberry lemonade, that sounds divine!! Oh goodness, I love your pigtails. You seriously get cuter by the minute. Also, I haven't been keeping up with posts very well over the past couple of weeks, but I just wanted to remind you how adorable and awesomely stylish I think you are! Hope you're having a sunny day :)

  7. Oh my but does this look yummy do you have a secret picnic date with Don Drapper? : )

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  8. This lemonade looks so good! And you're looking amazing, your style is so damn cute.

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  9. Thanks for the recipe! It sounds amazing. I'll definitely have to try to make it sometime.

  10. this looks soo refreshing, i want a sip! i love your pig tails. so fun!

  11. Fabulous photos!

    Looks like so much fun!

  12. Yum! Looks so good! You are adorable!


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