I’m trying to learn more about mixed drinks. I have a good sense of flavor combinations from years of cooking, but I’m not as adept at mixology. (Could it have something to do with not being a big fan of alcohol?) I’ve been looking for different options to try out on Pinterest. I love raspberries! Their sweetness and flavor are only enhanced by the addition of a bit of citrus, which is why I chose to make the Raspberry Lemon Drop.
I gathered all the ingredients to mix the drink. It calls for 2 ounces of vodka, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 8 fresh raspberries, a splash of 7-Up, 2 teaspoons of sugar, ice, and a drink shaker.
Once I had everything together, I muddled (which basically means crushed) the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice together in the shaker. Then I added the ice, vodka, and 7-Up.
Now that everything was in the shaker, it was time to actually mix it… I shook it like there was no tomorrow. I also coated the rim of the glass with granulated sugar. Then I filled the glass with the shaken cocktail.
The finished drink I garnished with fresh raspberries and a lemon wedge (which I was out of). It had a nice flavor combination, but I’m still not a fan of vodka. I really have to find some non-vodka based drinks to check out.