Thursday, June 19, 2014

Raspberry Syrup and Raspberry Lime Rickey Recipes

Well, this Thursday Thirsty post is sponsored by the sale on raspberries at Harris Teeter last week. Haha! Not to mention I was looking for a way to make some Thirsty Thursday drinks and not have to start from scratch.

So I decided to make raspberry syrup and keep it in my fridge. This way I can add a tablespoon or two to my drinks or sparkling water. So refreshing and easy to do.

Raspberry Syrup Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar (I didn't say this was healthy!!)
  • 1 cup raspberries (I used an entire pint!)

Instructions:

  • Boil water and sugar in a sauce pan until sugar is dissolved (5-10 minutes)
  • Take off heat and toss raspberries into the sauce pan, mash raspberries (I used a muddler), and let steep for 1 hour
  • Drain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a container, and seal
  • Make sure to keep this refrigerated!

So now that we have some yummy raspberry syrup time to make some cocktails! I made a pitcher of the Raspberry Lime Rickey recipe found on Pinterest to share with everyone. However, you can also make them as individual drinks. I included both measurements below.

Raspberry Lime Rickey Ingredients: 
  • 12 ounces of raspberry syrup/2 tablespoons for individual
  • Juice of 8 large limes/3 tablespoons for individual
  • 32 ounces of club soda/8ounces for individual
  • Garnish with raspberries and lime slices
  • Add vodka if desired (1 shot per glass!)


I love my new mason jar lid covers my mother-in-law bought me! Great way to take my drinks on the road (obviously not the ones with alcohol!)

So the question is what other drinks do I make with my leftover raspberry syrup? Let me know your ideas! 

Happy Pinning!!
By Jennifer Shelton