Sunday, 22 May 2016

frozen raspberry, mint & vodka cocktail

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My frozen raspberry, mint and vodka cocktail is a refreshing spring and summer cooler, and just as good without the vodka too as an alcohol free alternative. I already have an abundance of fresh mint in the garden, and can't wait until the raspberries start popping up in the garden too so I can make this more often. Just the thing to serve as an aperitif or at spring BBQs and picnics (or after a hard days work in the garden). 

This is delicious made with any soft berry, and I am looking forward to trying it with blackberries in the autumn too. 


frozen raspberry, mint & vodka cocktail

ingredients:
mint syrup
1 large bunch of mint roughly chopped 
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

makes enough syrup for several more cocktails. It's also good for sweetening hot or iced teas, pouring over ice cream or as a mint cordial mixed with still or sparkling water. 

frozen raspberry, vodka and mint cocktail makes enough for 2 long drinks
(using 50ml measure)
2 cups raspberries (leave out a few to garnish if you like)
2 measures vodka 
2 measures mint syrup
2 measures lime/lemon juice
mint leaves to garnish
1 cup ice

to make the mint syrup add all the ingredients to a pan and bring to the boil for about 5 minutes to thicken slightly. Leave to cool completely, then strain through a sieve. 

to make the cocktail add all the ingredients into a blender, mix well and serve garnished with a sprig of mint and a few raspberries. 



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10 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely. I have a freezer full of raspberries so will be trying this.

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    1. Thanks so much. Am hoping for loads of our own raspberries too this year. Have been clearing and pruning the raspberry patch, so fingers crossed :)

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  2. My favourite veggie cafe in Nottingham does this, minus the Vodka, will def be trying WITH vodka now!

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    1. how lovely - just delicious simple flavours

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  3. Oh wow this looks and sounds perfect for a lovely, hot summers afternoon! x #TastyTuesdays

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    1. thanks so much - just waiting for another hot summers day now ;) x

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  4. How wonderful are they-wow, all my favourite flavours x

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    1. a lovely combination I agree. Just delicious x

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  5. This sounds gorgeous! I love the flavour combination. I'm not a huge fan of alcohol, but I can't resist a good cocktail! Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday x

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    1. thank you - definitely just as good without alcohol

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