I don’t know about you, but I am desperate for summer to get here. I’ve literally banned myself from looking at the weather online because it only makes me frustrated. I am hoping that old saying is true: “April showers bring May flowers.” With the coming of May I’m looking forward to all things summer and to get ready and have started to gather new recipes to try this season.
Naturally, I need to throw in a few easy and refreshing cocktails for sipping poolside or packing up for an impromptu camping trip. To kick off this summer cocktail season, I’ve choseh this Raspberry Beer Cocktail. I was introduced to this deliciousness last summer when my dad’s wife whipped up a batch for a pool party.
We bobbed around in the pool and drank it red-solo-cup style. It was fabulous. Not only was the refreshment delicious, but the taste certainly conjured up wonderful memories in the sun.
I also love this cocktail because it’s ridiculously easy to make. Toss all of the ingredients into a bowl or pitcher, and you’re ready to go. Your guests are free to help themselves and you can walk away and enjoy the party.
Yes, this drink does contain beer, but if you’re not a beer fan, have no fear. You can barely taste the beer. The tart fruit and juicy raspberries are the star of the show.
Let me show you how to whip up a batch!
Here's what you will need:
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
4 (12 ounce) bottles of beer, chilled ( I used Bud Light, but something like Blue Moon or even Bud Light Lime would be amazing!)
1 (12 ounce) container frozen raspberry (or pink) lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
lemon and lime slices for garnish
In a large jar or pitcher, stir together the beer, lemonade concentrate, and vodka. Add ice and garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon and limes slices.
Now you’re ready for the party to begin!
I really love this recipe and I think you will, too. It’s such a great summer cocktail.
You probably noticed this amazing living succulent wreath hiding in the background of these photos. Amazing, right? It’s patiently awaiting the move to it’s permanent location on my backdoor, just as soon as the weather cooperates.
I picked it up via RedEnvelope and I’m so pleased with it! I had one on my backdoor last year and loved it so much that I had to get another for this year. I’m trying to avoid using any sort of fake flowers, so this is a stunning alternative.
OK, summer, the cocktails are poured and the wreaths are ready to be hung! Let’s do this.