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Raspberry Beer Cocktail

22 Aug

We had the Knorr cousins over this afternoon.  Every single one of them.   I dared to serve a cocktail I had not yet tasted myself.   We had a similar version on our wedding day trolley ride.  It was called Texas Piss and did not have the raspberry factor.  I guess we’ve moved up in the world since then.  This is definitely a winner and I will be making it again.

A refreshing twist on beer, use the lightest beer available for the prettiest and clearest color.  Garnish with lime slices if desired.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
  • 1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup vodka

Stir ingredients together.  Serve over ice.

Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container.  Chill up to 3 days.  Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving.

Recipe and photo from myrecipes.com

Pink Margaritas

29 Oct

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Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate mixed with 2 cans of ice cold water
  • 6 oz. quality clear tequila
  • 3 oz. Triple Sec
  • Ice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse salt
  • Grenadine (such as Rose’s brand), to color

Preparation:

1. Prepare four glasses by rubbing a lime wedge around each rim.  Place a layer of salt on a small plate.  Press the glass rim into the salt.  Turn in the salt if more is desired.  If desire ice, put it carefully into glasses.  Otherwise serve the Margarita “up”.

2. In a large shaker, place the limeade mixture, tequila, optional ice and Triple Sec.  Shake until the mixture is blended.  Add Grenadine to desired color.  If no ice is wanted, pour through a strainer into glasses.

Makes 4 glasses.