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

  • 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

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!)


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         


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

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

  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:

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

  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. :)

  5. looks delish! thanks for partying with whipperberry!

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

  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!

  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!!!

  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

  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.

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

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

  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

  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!

    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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