Cider Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Vodka Easy Peasy

Summer is here!

Sean and I love to beat the sweltering heat by coming up with creative cocktails. Last Friday we went to a 2 Towns Ciderhouse tasting at The Open Bottle.

In addition to some of our summer favorites (e.g. Pacific Pineapple), we tried a limited release cider named Easy Peasy, a mix of  Northwest apples, Meyer lemon, raspberries and soured with lactobacillus.  After trying it the same thing went through our mind – Vodka Lemonade.

Our oldest has taken to growing herbs and we had some raspberries in the fridge so we came up with this summer sipper:

Ingredients

  • 1 part vodka (we used 1.5 – 2 oz)
  • 2 parts “Easy Peasy”
  • A handful of raspberries
  • 5-10 mint springs (we had pineapple mint)
  • Simple or Agave syrup to taste
  • Sparkling Water
  • Lemon

Steps

  1. In a cocktail shaker (or large cup) muddle raspberries and mint with vodka.
  2. Add “Easy Peasy” and shake (or stir) until mixed.
  3. Pour over ice in large highball glass, top with sparkling water and add sweetener to taste
  4. Garnish with lemon. Enjoy!

 

 

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