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Raspberry Rewards

Posted on November 06, 2010 by crankycheryl

One hesitates to mention alcohol consumption in consecutive posts.

But the last of the fall raspberries are around, and maybe you too are having days like the one I had this week.  It was a beaut that included such gems as knocking the brother to the floor, the stealing and breaking of beloved toys to the point of tears, the delightful dinner comment, “What are these carrots made of – garbage?” and a sniffling, sobbing, “Well I can tell you don’t want me any more,”  after spilling purple latex paint all over the floor and I found myself sputtering strange syllables.

Friends, by the time bedtime came I was ready for a drink.

And there on the counter were the berries I had found still clinging to the vines when I had gone out to start putting the garden to bed.  Maybe you’ve got some still hanging around too, and here’s a nice little gift you can give yourself at the end of a rough day.

CrankyCheryl’s Raspberry Rewards
Yield:  4

1.  Place in a bowl and press firmly but gently with the back of a wooden spoon:

  • 1 c. fresh raspberries (organic)

2.  Add:

  • 1/4 c. vodka
  • 2 T. whiskey or bourbon
  • 3 T. maple syrup

Stir well and let sit for 30 min. – 1 hour.

3.  Put 2 ounces in the bottom of a small glass with ice cubes, top with seltzer, spoon in some berries, and serve.

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  • t hasuga

    You more than deserved that cocktail, and I hope you make about a gallon! 😛

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Ms. Tracy! Hopefully I can find a non-bramble fruit version of this to make you one of these days.

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