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FRESH RASPBERRY ELDERFLOWER LEMONADE

When it comes to summer refreshments, what better way to quench your thirst than with some delicious lemonade! We’ve turned up the heat with this lemonade by adding some fresh muddled raspberries, mint, vodka and elderflower liqueur for some delicious aromatics. This lemonade is so refreshing, you’ll be craving it all summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Author: the communal feast

Ingredients

  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Large handful of fresh raspberries
  • 4 oz water
  • 1 oz elderflower
  • 1 oz vodka
  • ½ oz agave
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • Ice
  • Tools
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Mixing glass
  • Citrus juicer
  • Bar spoon

Instructions

  • Juice lemons and set aside
  • In a mixing glass, muddle a handful of fresh raspberries (Do not over muddle, I like to leave some small pieces of raspberries just for the look)
  • To the mixing glass, add 2 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz elderflower, 4 oz of water and ½ oz of agave. Gently stir using your bar spoon, you just want to loosen up the raspberries from the bottom of the mixing glass.
  • To your cocktail shaker, add ice (fill to about half depending on the size of your serving glass). Add your mix to the shaker. Grab a handful of fresh mint and spank them in your palms (this helps bring the mint flavour out, you don’t want to tear any of the mint) and add the mint to the shaker.
  • Next you’ll want to close your shaker and gently roll it back and forth -4 to 5 times (do not shake, this will break the mint leaves). What you want to do here is really just gently cool the drink and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Pour entire contents of the shaker into your serving glass. If its not full enough add more ice
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint. Serve 

Notes

If you plan on making a few of these cocktails, I would suggest buying at least 6 lemons. (I made 3 for the picture and squeezed about 5 lemons.
Squeeze all the lemons before you start making your drinks, it just makes things easier when you have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go right in front of you, I know my friends are impatient when I start bartending and making everyone drinks so I try to have everything ready so that everyone will have a drink in their hand and they are not waiting around.