This Red Raspberry Rickey Cocktail is both fruity and fresh. Full of effervescence, it’s a light vodka cocktail with the sweet taste of raspberries. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a poolside summer cooler.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and that calls for a cocktail! Of course, when it’s beautiful outside, like it is today, sitting out by the water and sipping on this Red Raspberry Rickey cocktail sounds like just the thing to do. Living in Florida does have its advantages!
This drink actually came about because raspberries were on sale in the store yesterday. Now I love raspberries by the handful, on top of my yogurt or in a smoothie, so of course I grabbed some, and since they’re red, thought I’d try a cocktail that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. So with the help of my menu from the Alley Cat Lounge in Savannah I found the idea for this raspberry vodka cocktail.
Now the menu doesn’t give any specifics as to exactly what’s in it so a little trial and error was needed! And look, I’m still writing coherently! lol And it sure was fun!
This is one fresh easy drink to make too. Just a puree of sweetened raspberries, lime juice, vodka and a little sparkling soda or, in my case, I used my favorite La Croix lime sparkling water. I love cocktails with a little sparkle, don’t you? And let me tell you, if you want to surprise your special someone on Valentine’s Day, this Red Raspberry Rickey would be deliciously perfect. You can even jazz it up and use champagne or Prosecco instead of the sparkling water.
Oh, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Super Bowl Sunday either! Just sayin’! You can mix it up by the pitcherful except for the sparkling water and let them add the fizz when they pour themselves the drink.
This Red Raspberry Rickey Cocktail is both fruity and fresh. Full of effervescence, it's a light vodka cocktail with the sweet taste of raspberries. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or a poolside summer cooler.
- 1 pint raspberries + some for adding to glass & for garnish
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 oz lime juice
- 4 oz vodka
- Sparkling Water, Club Soda, Champagne or Prosecco
- Garnishes: lime slices, fresh raspberries
Place pint of raspberries in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and add lime juice.
Let sit for at least 10 minutes then push through a sieve or fine mesh strainer.
Fill 2 tall glasses with ice.
Place several slices of lime and 3 raspberries in each glass.
Divide raspberry puree between glasses.
Add 2-oz of vodka to each glass.
Top with sparkling soda, club soda, champagne or Prosecco.
If serving to a large group, place all ingredients but sparkling water, club soda, champagne or prosecco in pitcher.
When you are ready to serve them, add sparkling item to pitcher or individual glasses.