Thursday, September 2, 2010

Raspberry-Rose Gin Rickey

This is a refreshing cocktail that would be perfect to shake-up your party, and get your weekend off to a good start with friends and family. 

A Gin Rickey is a mixture of gin, lime juice and club soda.  This Gin Rickey is brought to a new level with the addition of crushed raspberries and rose water.


Raspberry-Rose Gin Rickey
Serves 4
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
3 cups fresh raspberries
1 cup good quality gin 
Note:  Hendrick's gin works really well  
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon (scant) rose water
3 cups crushed ice

Directions:
Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl.  Let stand 1 hour at room temperature, occasionally stirring and crushing some of the berries.

Place 3/4 cup ice in each of 4 glasses.  Top each with 3/4 cup raspberry mixture.

Enjoy!
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28 comments:

Joy said...

I want one!

Rita said...

Friday night; perfect time to try this; love photo.

Angie's Recipes said...

WOW The drink sounds romantic and looks exotic.

TKW said...

Who wouldn't fall in love over a glass of this? Gorgeous!

Susi said...

Beautiful! I could use one or two of them right now, maybe it would make me immune from the germs my kids keep bringing home from school!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

So pretty!! these would be perfect for happy hour :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

That is a really pretty cocktail!

Marguerite said...

Love this version of a Gin Rickey! Beautiful!

Mimi said...

A perfect summer cocktail.
Mimi

Eliana said...

Looks like the perfect drink to say goodbye to summer :)

Julie said...

Beautiful summer cocktail, love the color. I hear wonderful things about Hendrick's Gin. I need to purchase a bottle.

Katerina said...

This is great for a BBQ party. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

This looks really refreshing. I have never used rose water, though I'm seeing it in more recipes recently. Do you get it in the "drinks" section of the store? Maybe near where you'd find grenadine?

thefattyreader said...

Wow...never tried making a drink with rose water before. Looks good.

aipi said...

Can't get over the color..really wonderful!!

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Mags said...

Velva, Velva, Velva.... why do I always find myself commenting on your cocktail recipes dear?

Don't answer that.

This is another fabulous looking drink.

teresa said...

awesome! so pretty and so refreshing!

Julie said...

Hmm...I just woke up and I think that looks like the perfect way to start the day..ha!

Barbara said...

OMG Velva! Do you believe I have both Hendricks gin AND rose water??
What a lovely libation!

Michelle J said...

How beautiful! You are the cocktail queen! :)

ThatJewCanCook said...

just in time for dinner on a friday...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful cocktail! I just wish I liked gin! It's a long story but just suffice it to say it had something to do with my younger days and too much of a good thing. My husband really likes the Hendricks brand.

5 Star Foodie said...

So beautiful with raspberries!

We Are Not Martha said...

I used to LOVE raspberry lime rickeys and this is taking it to a whole new, wonderful level! Definitely trying :)

Sues

alison said...

cheers,velva!:)so flavorful with raspeberries!
thanks for your visit!

bella (roz) said...

Almost too PRETTY to drink! Salute' Velva e' ching ching!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

So beautiful--I love the color. Do you think it would be sacrilege to make it with with vodka rather than gin?

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Ahhh take me away please!

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