August 2, 2012

Thirsty Thursdays: Raspberry Lime Spritzers!

An ice cold drink is the perfect antidote for the dog days of summer.  This summer feels more brutal than the past one, though I feel like I end up saying that every summer.  A berry spritzer is crucial to surviving the heat while waiting for the random cool days.

Raspberry Lime Spritzers

Raspberry (or other berries)
Mint leaves, roughly minced
Lime, thinly sliced
Sparkling water
Simple syrup or sweetener of choice, to taste
Vodka, optional but a shot of never hurts

Mash raspberry with mint leaves, then add water, simple syrup, and vodka. Garnish with slices of lime and mint leaves.