Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I have been on a healthy kick lately.  You may have been able to tell by the Healthy Cookies (and OXO giveaway--enter today click here! You only have until Saturday at midnight) and Asian Turkey Burgers with Teriyaki BBQ Sauce.  But, screw this health stuff (kind of) LET'S DRINK!  

This is a classic cocktail that I have prettied up just a bit from my college days.  Back then this "Raspberry Lemonade" was called Strip and Go Naked.  Yep, you read that correctly.  And to be honest, not like I'm speaking from experience, it really proves to be quite the accurate name.  The frozen concentrates really do a number on canceling out the alcohol making you think you are just drinking a fizzy, tangy, refreshing drink.  Until...your dancing on your living room end table.  Again, not speaking from experience at.all.  

I also fancied it up a bit by adding fresh fruit and not serving it out of a large bowl with a plastic spoon into red solo cups. Just a tad classier presentation.  

It really is quite the tasty drink.  Just be warned, massive consumption (as in 2-3 glasses) could get you into a whole lotta...fun.  Ask my 5 college roommates.  

Musical Selection:  My Love by: Justin Timberlake.  Brings me right back to cheap beer on Thursday nights dancing our brains out at the DAC.  A bar that no longer exists.  I think that makes us old. 
Start by adding one raspberry lemonade concentrate can and one limeade concentrate can into a large serving apparatus.
Add about a 1/2 of a can (give or take) of vodka.
A few cans of light beer (I suggest Michelob Golden Light, Koors Light or Bud Light) and stir.  You want to add the beer just before you want to enjoy so the bubble factor doesn't go away.  
Doesn't it look refreshing?
I'll take 6 and a lot of aspirin in the morning please!
As my roommates and I would say as we cheers each other, "goodbye!" 

Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail 
1 can frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
6 cans of light beer (I use Michelob Golden Draft but Koors Light or Bud Light would work great as well) 
1/2 can vodka (give or take)
1 lemon cut into slices
1 lime cut into slices or wedges
1 cup fresh raspberries

Combine the concentrates, beer and vodka in a large container.  Place the lemons, limes and raspberries on top.  They should float.  I add a few cubes of ice as well.  

Serve on top of lots of ice.  Garnish with additional lemon, lime and raspberries.  


**NOTE:  This mix is pretty strong alcohol-wise and taste wise.   That is why I serve it over a lot of ice, as in I fill the cup (or mason jar) full of ice then pour the drink over it.  If you feel like it is too strong, dilute with an additional beer or water until it tastes "right" to you.  I like to mix this up right before guests arrive so it is still bubbly.**

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz 


  1. Yum. It looks much classier than it did 5 years ago though. If it would've looked that good then, we might not be here today.

    1. Very true. I'm not sure how we survived these and how our coffee table survived us. Oh memories!

  2. I want that cocktail in my mason jar every day ;) I like the tunes on your site as well!

    1. I think the mason jar adds a little something as well! Thanks, the tunes are always blasting in my kitchen so I figured they should be on the blog as well. Have a nice weekend!

  3. Mmm! I am so thirsty now!

    Found you through Dwell on Joy, btw!

  4. how many ounces do you think half a can of vodka is?

    1. Hi Dame, should be around 6 oz. I used 12 oz cans of concentrate. Enjoy!

  5. This looks like something I'd like in my hand as I enjoy the sun on my deck! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Friday! Pinned!

    1. Absolutely, perfect for enjoying in the sun on your deck! I will be doing the same! Cheers!

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