Sunday, August 8, 2010


YES it's catch up time for me...took a little hiatus to spend time with my kids and lots and lots of family and friends.

We all had a great time and I am now looking forward to a fun visit with more family.

As promised I am going to post a few recipes tonight to catch up. A big fireworks show too tonight so I have to hurry....

The Raspberry French 75 cocktail comes from the book titled "Market-Fresh Mixology". Great book incorporating luscious tasting drinks with a lot of fresh ingredients. This makes just a single cocktail so of course start multiplying this recipe!!!


5 fresh sage leaves
5 fresh raspberries
1-1/2 ounces gin or vodka
fresh sour mix (see below)
sparkling wine

Muddle 4 of the sage leaves and 4 of the raspberries and sour mix in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Add gin or vodka and shake well. Add some sparking wine. Gently shake the cocktail and strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with the remaining sage leaf and raspberry.

Sour Mix: first make a simple syrup (heat 1 part water and 1 part sugar until the water boils and the sugar dissolves). Let cool. Combine 1 cup of the simple syrup with the juice of 8 lemons. Stir well. If you don't want to go through this step, you can buy sour mix at most groceries and liquor stores. You can refrigerate the remaining sour mix.

Wonderful flavor


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