Saturday, 20 July 2013

frozen vodka, raspberry and mint cocktail


My frozen vodka, raspberry and mint cocktail is a refreshing Summer cooler for these hotter days. It is a frozen, blended, alcoholic smoothie type cocktail - with 1 of your 5 a day added for good measure!

I have also tried this recipe with strawberries and it works equally well so feel free to use either or mix and match depending on your preference.    
Unfortunately I wanted to come up with a more glamorous and witty cocktail name however due to the heat my creativity has slowed down slightly.  I have had to resort to merely listing the ingredients instead.  Any cocktail name ideas please feel free to let me know, and if it's a good one I may re-name it in your honour.  Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly!


makes enough for 2 long drinks

5 minutes to blend the cocktail together

ingredients:
mint syrup preparation time:  5-10 minutes for the mint syrup + cooling time: 

mint syrup
2 sprigs of mint
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

makes enough syrup for several more cocktails - store in an airtight container/bottle in the fridge.  

cocktail preparation time:  less than 5 minutes 

frozen vodka, raspberry and mint cocktail
2 cups raspberries/strawberries (leave out a few to garnish if you like)
2 measures vodka (I used 35ml measures) 
2 measures mint syrup
2 measures lime/lemon juice
mint leaves to garnish

  1. to make the mint syrup add all the ingredients to a pan and bring to the boil for about 5 minutes to thicken slightly and dissolve the sugar.  Leave to cool and then strain through a sieve.
  2. to make the cocktail add all your other ingredients into a blender with a cup of crushed ice and blend.  
  3. garnish with a sprig of mint, a few raspberries and a Del boy umbrella if you have one....cheers, na drowie, salute - enjoy!  



Cooking with Herbs


I have entered this recipe into July's cooking with herbs hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage

I have also entered this recipe into Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays over at Cookin w/ Luv

JWsMadeWLuvMondays

6 comments:

  1. Such a refreshing drink, especially during the summer! Love the combination of the mint simple syrup with raspberries - so delicious...

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by. It is SO refreshing! Inspired by a really hot day and a big bunch of mint - a great combination. Any name ideas? I've still not come up with one....

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  2. ANOTHER LUSH herbal entry, thanks so MUCH! Now make mine a double! Karen

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    1. It is lush and mines a double too ;-) thanks for your lovely comments - have you got any other good herbal cocktail ideas?

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  3. I love the sound of this recipe. HOw about calling it a Mint Frambooze?

    I'm sorry it has been a long day

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    1. Interesting....has a certain ring to it ;-)

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