I found this gem of a cocktail in the June 2012 issue of Sunset Magazine, what an easy drink to make and a smash hit amongst my party guests….well, the female ones at least! I’m not sure any of the guys tried this one!
It does call for a raspberry simple syrup which you will want to make ahead of time. I’ve included the recipe below!
Enjoy this refreshing cocktail this summer – I know I will again!
Italian Raspberry Cocktail
Simple Syrup Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups raspberries
To make the raspberry simple syrup, stir together 3/4 cup each water and sugar in a small saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups raspberries. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Cool, then strain. Keeps 1 week, chilled.
Italian Raspberry Cocktail Ingredients
Raspberries and cucmber slices for garnish
For the cocktail, combine 1/4 cup Campari,
6 tablespoons raspberry simple syrup, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons orange juice. Divide between 2 ice filled glasses. Top each with 1/3 cup club soda, stir. Garnish with raspberries and cucumber slices.
Note: I forgot to buy cumcumber slices at the store! Mine was only garnished with raspberries!
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