Raspberry-Vodka Spritzer

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Raspberry-Vodka Spritzer

Servings 1

Ingredients

RASPBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries, plus more for garnish

COCKTAIL:

  • 2-3 tablespoons raspberry syrup
  • ½ fresh lime
  • ounces vodka
  • sparkling water or lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • crushed ice cubes
  • fresh thyme or mint leaves

Instructions

RASPBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add 6 ounces raspberries; stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Strain through fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids with back of spoon; discard solids. Transfer syrup to glass jar or airtight container. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Remaining syrup will keep up to one week.

COCKTAIL:

Add the syrup to individual glass or pitcher. Squeeze a little fresh lime, fill with ice (preferably crushed), pour vodka, gently stir and finish off with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.

Garnish with a few frozen raspberries and fresh thyme or mint.

Cheers!

*** To freeze raspberries; rinse and dry well. Place on plate or sheet pan in single layer. Transfer to freezer for a few hours or over night and voila!