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Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Sweet with a lovely fruity taste to it, a Raspberry Gin Cocktail is a festive drink to make up for Valentine’s Day. This raspberry and lemon gin drink is simple to make and so delicious.

Ingredients

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For the Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

For the Cocktail:

  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce club soda or sparkling water
  • 1.5 ounces raspberry simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liquor (optional)
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
  • Raspberry Ice Cubes

Instructions

  1. Add raspberries, water and maple syrup to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, and then reduce the heat to simmer until the syrup has reduced to half, about 10 minutes. Strain, and let cool completely.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, club soda, 1.5 ounces of the raspberry simple syrup, and elderflower to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Serve immediately with one or two raspberry ice cubes (or regular ice cubes) and a sprig or rosemary.

Notes

To make raspberry ice cubes: place a raspberry into a hole of an ice cub stray, cover with water and let freeze.

Leftover raspberry simple syrup will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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