Raspberry-Vodka Spritzer

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Raspberry-Vodka Spritzer

Servings 2 Servings

Ingredients
  

RASPBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:

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

COCKTAIL:

  • ice
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry syrup, divided
  • 3 ounces vodka, divided
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced and divided
  • sparkling water or lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
  • 6 fresh rapberries, divided

Instructions
 

RASPBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:

    In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add 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:

        Fill each glass with ice, 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup, 1½ ounces of vodka, and lemon juice. Stir and finish off with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.

          Garnish each glass with a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme and fresh raspberries.

            Cheers!