Drinks

Raspberry Gin Fizz

May 19, 2017

This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink. Most of the ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

Everyone needs a really good brunch cocktail in their repertoire. A cocktail to serve guests at a brunch party (my FAVOURITE kind of party!) or just for sipping on your patio on a lazy, warm Sunday morning.

Earlier this week I was ruminating over the fact that my raspberry bush is behind by a whole month! For this cocktail, I’ve bought raspberries from the market, but I anticipate making this cocktail again and again (and again!) with raspberries from my garden.

This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink. Most of the ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

 This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink. Most of the ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

So let’s get muddling! Plop a few raspberries in the bottom of a large mason jar or cocktail shaker, smash them up, pour in the gin, simple syrup, and lime juice, shake, strain into two glasses, and top up with a splash of soda water. Float a fresh raspberries on top to garnish and you have yourself and one lucky friend a helluva brunch cocktail.

I’ve got a long weekend approaching – Monday is a national holiday here in Canada so I’ll be off work and will be enjoying a much-needed stay-cation in the city. I’m hoping to fill my weekend with patio sitting, bike riding, beach combing, and cocktail sipping – starting with this Raspberry Gin Fizz!

Happy weekending 🙂

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Raspberry Gin Fizz
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A light and delicate summertime patio sipper.
Servings: 2
Author: breakfast for dinner
Ingredients
  • a good handful of raspberries (approx 10-15 raspberries)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (or substitute 1 ounce honey)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • soda water
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker or large mason jar, add the raspberries and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon, or similar. Add ice, then pour in simple syrup, gin, and lime juice. Screw on lid and shake!
  2. Strain into 2 glasses filled with ice and top with soda water. Serve on a warm day.
Recipe Notes

To make simple syrup: put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar dissolves. Cool. Store in refrigerator for up to one month. I always make sure to have simple syrup on hand in my fridge!

 

This recipe was first posted on my now-defunct blog, The Lovely Kitchen.

  • Reply
    Dana Sandonato
    May 19, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Oh wowza — can’t go wrong with a gin fizz, let alone one with limes and raspberries! you know, i’ve never thought of a gin fizz as a brunch drink, but i’m into it. Damnit, now I want to hose a brunch party. Lol.

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      breakfastfordinner
      May 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Brunch parties are the best kind of party, in my opinion 😉 Really, I think you can serve any cocktail for brunch as long as it’s light and refreshing!!

  • Reply
    Karen Ahmed
    May 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Yummmmy Gonna have to make it TODAY!

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      breakfastfordinner
      May 19, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Cheers to the weekend!

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    MDIVADOMESTICA
    May 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

    What a great cocktail to enjoy on my newly stained deck! Perfect for patio weather & our first backyard party.

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    Isabelle @ Crumb
    May 21, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I have a little raspberry patch in my backyard too, and I’m always looking for new ways to use up those juicy, ripe berries, because there’s only so many I can eat all on their own! 🙂 Gin fizz is always a welcome treat once the hot weather rolls around, so I’m sure I’ll be sipping one or two of these on my back deck over the next couple of months!

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    Justine | JustineCelina.com
    May 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Maresa, this is my first time visitng your blog and I have to say it’s absolutely stunning! I love the simplicity and elegance of this recipe (I’m a gin lover myself!). The combination of flavours and your photography is absolutely stunning! Cheers to the long weekend!

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