Ever since we’ve had Parker, my husband and I have tried to make a conscious effort to find time for us, too. We refinished our deck earlier this summer so now after Parker goes down for the night, we like to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail out there while the sun sets. I’ll never get sick of wine, but sometimes I like to change it up and enjoy a yummy cocktail and I wanted to share this recipe because it’s perfect for summer and it incorporates one of my favorite fruits - raspberries. I’ve teamed up with Driscoll’s & TheFeedFeed to bring you this recipe, because not all berries are created equal. Driscoll’s has an exclusive patented berry that was developed with years of research & natural breeding methods to make it sweet and juicy - perfect for this recipe!
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Raspberry Champagne Summer Cocktail
1 bottle of Dry Champagne (I used Deligeroy)
1.5 C fresh Driscoll’s raspberries
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 C. water
1.5 Tbsp. Elderflower Liqueur
1. Mix or whisk raspberries, sugar and water together until well mixed. Using a strainer, drain the raspberry juice into a bowl and discard the seeds/meat of raspberries (unless you’d like to add them in for decoration - I have pictures with and without this for reference).
2. Add the Elderflower liqueur to the raspberry juice.
3. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of the raspberry juice mixture into champagne glasses.
4. Add champagne. Garnish with a raspberry, edible flowers or the raspberry meat/seeds + Enjoy!
Want it sweeter? Add more of the raspberry juice/liqueur mixture.
Want it without alcohol? Use Ginger Ale instead of champagne and leave out the liqueur.
I hope to keep adding a variety of recipes to my Eat + Drink tab of my blog, and would love any feedback you guys have! Cheers!
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