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Introducing The Tastiest Alcohol-Free Cocktail: Raspberry Spritz


by Meg Walker
21st Feb 2018
Introducing The Tastiest Alcohol-Free Cocktail: Raspberry Spritz

If you’ve given up or reduced your alcohol intake – whether for Lent or health reasons – this deep red, sparkling lemonade is the perfect antidote to any cravings for a refreshing, grown-up tipple.

Cooking the fruit in simple syrup recreates the musky, jammy flavour of fresh picked, sun-warmed berries. Make this drink extra special by serving it in champagne flutes garnished with whole raspberries.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients
200g granulated sugar
240ml still water
80g raspberries
240ml freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
600ml cold sparkling water

Method
To make a raspberry simple syrup: In a saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the sugar, still water, and raspberries to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Use a spoon to crush the raspberries. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, reserving the liquid and discarding the solids. (If any seeds remain, strain the liquid a second time.) Cool the syrup to room temperature.

In a pitcher, stir together the syrup and lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold. Before serving, stir in the sparkling water. Serve straight up.

Extracted from Lemonade with Zest: 40 Thirst-Quenching Recipes by April White (Chronicle Books, approx €15).
Photographs by Gentl & Hyers.

http://www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk/books/food-and-drink/9781452162775-lemonade-with-zest

 

 

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