Friday, May 13, 2011

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Now that summer is here down in Arizona (yeah, I know that it is spring everywhere else, but the minute it hits 100 degrees I consider it summer!) I have been on the lookout for some really great cocktail recipes for drinking out by the pool. I love having light refreshing drinks to drink to help me to forget that it is 110+ degrees outside!

So when skimming an old edition of Southern Living magazine at the doctors office a couple of weeks ago I came across a recipe for a cocktail that was made using raspberry lemonade and beer. It really intrigued me....a recipe that involved frozen juice concentrate, light beer, vodka & berries? Sounds strange doesn't it?

But...I was pleasantly surprised with how light & refreshing this drink is! (Even my husband, who never likes fruity drinks, thought it was good)


It was absolutely delicious and I think it has quickly became my go to drink for lounging pool side this summer! (It was also beautiful to look at so I will for sure be using this to serve whenever we entertain over the summer.)




Raspberry Beer Cocktail 
from Southern Living

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 1/2 12 oz bottles of beer (light works best)
  • 1 container (12 oz) frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Vodka

Instructions:
1) Using the back of a spoon, mash raspberries in a bowl. Transfer raspberries to a pitcher.
2) Add remaining 3 ingredients to pitcher and stir together.
3) Serve over ice & enjoy!
(I added a few whole raspberries to garnish my drink, lime or lemon slices would also be great as garnish!)

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I am linking this recipe up to: Fireflies & Jellybeans, Strut Your Stuff, It's a Keeper, Thirsty Thursdays, What's Cooking Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Transformation Thursdays, La Bella Vita, Tidy Mom, Foodie Friday, Made By You Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up, Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays, Sugar Bee, Tasty Tuesdays, Tip Me Tuesdays, Tuesdays at the Table, Handmade Tuesdays, Delectable Tuesdays, Toot Your Horn Tuesdays, What I Whipped Up Wednesday, Creative Share, Show and Tell         

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty, and it really sounds different:@)

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  2. This sounds YUM. I definitely plan on giving this one a try.

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  3. Wonderful recipe! Wow! 100 degrees--crazy. I found you from ekat's kitchen potluck. If you get a moment, I'd love for you to swing by and share this on Momtrends:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/easy-chicken-pot-pie/

    I know my husband would love this and this way I can find it!

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  4. Jen, this sounds AMAZING! I love refreshing adult summer beverages. And this sounds perfect for hiding from the heat, or soaking up the sun! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck. :)

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  5. looks delish! thanks for partying with whipperberry!
    Kisses

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  6. Visisting through Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin it Friday. This is an odd combination, though it looks delicious.
    Thanks.

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  7. Hi Jen,
    That is a really pretty cocktail and I am sure very tasty and refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  8. Here's another recipe that you can use the light beer and vodka.. We call it "Porch Slammers" for when it's so hot on the porch and you need to cool off!!

    1 can of light beer
    1 can of pink lemonade, thawed
    fill empty PL can w/Vodka
    1/2 can of water.

    Mix and pour over a cup of crushed ice...Oh my!!!

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  9. I bet this is good... I enjoy the Raspberry pomegranate beer from Michelob Ultra, so I may have to try this... I wonder how it would be with strawberries? I bet if you left out the beer and used club soda it would make a yummy cocktail too!

    JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

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  10. I've been on the lookout for a new drink. This one looks pretty, I'll try it! (that's a good enough reason, right?!)
    stopping by from It's a Keeper.

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  11. found this thru Skip to my Lou...yes, this is a winner!! Thanks ~ Trish

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  12. Wow! We grow fresh raspberries in our backyard and will be trying this for sure! Thanks for the idea. *visiting from Tip Junkie*

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  13. Yummy!! This looks so refreshing! My best friend lives in Arizona and I know what your talking about when you say HOT!! holy cow!

     Delighted Momma

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  14. Hi! I'm featuring your recipe on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Cheers!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
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  15. Amazing recipe.. I would love to have it, most of the time I only make drinks with vodka and never tried such flavor. My husband would be happy for this new recipe.

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