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Raspberry, Lime and Tequila Cocktail

by Deliciously Organic on July 6, 2012

After a month-long trip with the family, we’re settling in, unpacking, and getting back to “real life”. Remember a few weeks ago, I was nervously packing gluten free food for my daughter’s week at camp? I’m happy to say she was well taken care of and the foods I sent satisfied her hunger and kept her from getting ill. What a relief!

Saturday, we got to enjoy one of my favorite moments of the year – seeing the kids after a week away at summer camp. They look a little older, a little taller, and well, nothing compares to having them run into our arms.

Last night while unpacking, I muddled a few ingredients together and topped them with some organic tequila and sparkling water. While simple syrup usually serves as sweetener of choice for cocktails, honey works well for most drinks and adds a nice floral aroma. If you want, you can substitute a little gin for the tequila. Leave out the liquor for a refreshing kid-friendly concoction. I’m looking forward to some slow days with the kids and enjoying every bit of what summer has to offer. Cheers.

Raspberry, Lime and Tequila Cocktail

Serving Size: Serves 1

Raspberry, Lime and Tequila Cocktail

You can make large batches of this recipe (minus the sparkling water), pour it in a pitcher and store it in the fridge. Remember to add the sparkling water right before serving.


Ingredients

  • 8 raspberries

  • 1 teaspoon honey (I prefer a light honey, such as clover)

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  • 2 fresh mint leaves

  • 1 ounce tequila

  • Cold sparkling water

Instructions

Place raspberries, honey and lime juice in a small measuring cup. Muddle mixture until raspberries release their juices. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing down on solids to remove all liquid. Add mint leaves to the strained mixture and muddle to release mint fragrance. Pour mixture over ice and top with tequila and sparkling water. Serve immediately.

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marla July 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

Awwww, I know how nice it is to see the kids after a brief time away from each other. A lovely celebration drink!

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

What beautiful pictures! And a wonderfully, refreshing drink. Thanks!

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] July 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love that photo!! What a great moment captured.

I also love this cocktail you’ve created. Mmm!

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aida mollenkamp July 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

This sounds so refreshing! I’m glad the kids had a great time at camp!

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Joseph Tkach July 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Gorgeous photos! I like your drink but I do have a couple of small suggestions. I hope that is OK.

1. Honey does not mix super-well with aqueous ingredients on its own; it tends to fall to the bottom. If you really want to get the most out of honey as a drink sweetener, the best thing to do is make honey syrup. To make honey syrup, put 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of honey, and 1/4 cup of white sugar in a sauce pan and heat until fully integrated.

2. You will get way more mileage out of your drinks on the rocks if you fully fill the glass with ice before adding the drink. If you only float a few cubes on the top, they will melt quickly, diluting the drink. Filling the glass with ice before adding the drink will help to keep the temperature of the drink lower, so that the drink does not become too diluted too quickly as it sits in the glass.

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

So sweet, I love that picture. :-) Glad to hear you’ve all been enjoying your summer.

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Kristina Vanni July 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

What a great moment. Hope you are enjoying the “settling back into” summer period. Love the recipe – so fresh and light.

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