Thursday, August 1, 2013

Raspberry Rose Gin Rickey

Let's talk guilty pleasures.  We love eating ice cream straight out of the carton, hitting snooze one too many times, catching up on celebrity gossip, the list could go on and on.  But our biggest guilty pleasure is watching the drama unfold on The Bachelor/Bachelorette series.  Who doesn't like watching hunky guys fawn over a single girl?  And this season's guiltiest pleasure in two words: Juan Pablo.  Muy caliente!  Every week we set aside two hours to indulge in the show, and we can't help but provide our own running commentary on the side.  Even Dr. S joins in on the fun (shhh..don't mention this to him!).  

We've come up with the perfect cocktail to serve at the many viewing parties around the country.  This cocktail was inspired by that iconic rose.  We can't wait to see who (if anybody) gets the final rose on Monday's season finale!

No, Brooks, no!

Raspberry Rose Gin Rickey
(adapted from this recipe)

1 pint of raspberries
2 limes
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2-1 teaspoon of rose water
1/2 cup of gin
Soda water for topping off the drink

Mix raspberries, juice of 2 limes, sugar, rose water, and gin in a bowl.  Leave the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 min.  Smash about half the raspberries against the side of the bowl, leaving some whole raspberries.  Place ice into cups, pour gin mixture over ice.  Top off with soda water.  Cheers!

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