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Raspberry Lemon Martini

How great is this cocktail?  It’s so great that you just might forget that there is any alcohol in it and maybe drink it way too fast and then wonder where you left your shoes!  I found the recipe for this Raspberry Lemon Martini on my friend Lori Rice’s blog during the week and I knew I had to make it immediately!  The color was bright and springy and I just happened to have come home that day with a carton of beautiful raspberries and a bag of lemons! It was serendipity!  It was so easy to prepare, so tasty and delicious, that I actually heard myself mumbling “yum, yum, yum” as I drank it!  I really did drink it too fast, but I was at home, so it was all good–I just couldn’t remember where I put my shoes…

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As with any cocktail, you’ll want to choose the freshest ingredients and use a good quality spirit.  I used Grey Goose for this one.  It comes together so quickly that you’ll be enjoying this one outside on your patio in 5 minutes flat!

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Raspberry Lemon Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Source: Slightly Adapted from the Daily Squeeze

  • 1/2 lemon cut into three slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ounces good Vodka, I used Grey Goose
  • Additional sugar and lemon juice for rimming the glass
  1. Sprinkle sugar on a saucer, then run a wedge of lemon around the rim of a martini or cocktail glass. Dip the rim of the glass in the sugar, then place the glass in the freezer.
  2. Place the lemon slices, raspberries and one tablespoon of sugar into a cocktail shaker. With a muddler, muddle the ingredients together until the raspberries are well pulverized. Add the vodka and ice cubes to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Give the shaker a few quick shakes, then strain into your chilled glass.

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This is going to be making an appearance on my table for tomorrow’s Easter brunch for sure!  Be sure to check out Lori Rice’s blogs: Fake Food Free and Daily Squeeze.

 

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Hello and thank you for visiting my blog, Salty Sweet Life! My name is Tracey and nothing makes me happier than cooking for my friends and family. Food is my passion, whether I'm trying out a new restaurant, delving into a cookbook or mixing up a cocktail.

18 Comments

  1. christinearel55 says

    Oh man…this looks so delicious. Almost makes me wanna have a backyard so I can relax and sip on this. But I live in NYC

    • Thank you for stopping by Christine! I wish you had a backyard, too! That’s where we spent the whole day yesterday! Have a great week!

    • Hi Rimi!! Thanks for stopping by! I really think you’re going to enjoy it! It’s very easy to make and it’s so fruity and delicious!

  2. Oh, yum!! This looks fantastic. Raspberry + lemon is such a spring-y and refreshing flavor pairing. I can only imagine how great it is in a martini! Definitely going to try this one, Tracey! 🙂

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  4. Another great use for my upcoming lemon crop — how did I go so long without your blog in my life? You are solving all of my problems left and right!

  5. John hill says

    Ms salty sweet,
    Great recipe for lavender vodka, mixed up a batch with fresh lavender today.
    I also did a pepper vodka, using crushed black peppercorns, and a few red dried peppers.
    It infused for about 10 or more days, and was so hot I had to add more vodka, but wow it was
    Really good in my Bloody Mary!

    • Hi John! That is exactly what happened with my pepper vodka! It was super spicy but it was great in a Bloody Mary! Good luck with your lavender infusion!

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