It’s not your traditional egg nog or peppermint martini, but here are two cocktails I have tried that would be great to serve at a holiday party! I had raspberries at home so I wanted to find some good raspberry cocktail recipes or find ways to include them. The first recipe I found is for a Raspberry Cocktail. It sounded mysterious to me and I wasn’t sure how it would taste but it was good. I mean, what cocktail isn’t good right? 🙂 You just mix beer of your choice, raspberry lemonate & vodka. I used fresh raspberries instead of lemons/limes to garnish. The second drink is what I would call a raspberry cosmopolitan. I just mixed raspberry vodka, orange juice, a splash of cranberry juice, triple sec. For a special holiday touch, I skewered raspberries onto a rosemary sprig.. don’t they look lovely? Garnishing always makes things look better. Go make yourself a cocktail, relax, and enjoy the holidays! Happy new year! Cheers! 🙂
Recipe for Raspberry Beer Cocktail courtesy of:
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish: lemon and lime slices
Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. *Fresh raspberries may be substituted.
Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container. Chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.