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.
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