Sunday, September 5, 2010

Raspberry Slushie, because summer ain't over yet!

Today I saw my first fall leaf. It was beautiful really, sitting on the ground all red and gold after a season of green. Fall is my favourite time of year, but as much as I am looking forward to sweaters and ciders... I am not ready to give up summer cocktails yet. So I made slushies, the alcoholic variation, natch.

I can buy frozen raspberry pieces at a local market - much less expensive than whole raspberries and worth keeping an eye out for. Cheers!

Raspberry Slushie
by the Cocktail Puppy
makes 2 cocktails

4 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz sour raspberry liqueur
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
2 cups ice
2 tbsp superfine sugar, or to taste

Blend, dance, drink, repeat.

I might actually need a fatter straw for this one..


A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am always on the lookout for a good TGIF cocktail. I keep frozen raspberries on hand, though I don't have vanilla vodka. That can easily be next Friday! I'm stubbornly refusing to welcome Fall...not just yet.

girlichef said...

YUM! I adore that stirrer, too...hangin' on as long as possible ;)

Di said...

Yum! Now you've got me thinking about other flavors--strawberry, peach... =)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Debbie - you could always add a touch of vanilla extract - although it is fun to have the different flavours!
How much fall do you get in Cali?

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Girli - thanks! I love fun stirrers and stix.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Di - yum! Absolutely - peach sounds especially wonderful right now..