Perfect for warmer weather; this Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail is a wonderful combination that is sure to refresh.
I admit it; I have way too many bottles of adult beverages in this house. My name is on a list and that list ultimately provides me with a lot of samples of booze. Luckily a combination of a couple of them often results in a drink as good as this Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail.
I love making cocktails and I’m not sure I could do what I love as often without the resources made available to me but the real truth is I could have even more.
If I said ‘yes’ to every offer I would have to be building a shed out back.
But I don’t; I’m picky and trust me, if you EVER see a post with Bubblegum Vodka then you know it’s time to shoot me. I’m kidding. Not really. 🙂
I have been privy to some great products that I’m certain I would not have been aware of otherwise and I’m lucky to have so many options when it comes to creating a cocktail.
Sometimes there are days when product and circumstance do come together beautifully and result in a cocktail that I love.
I seldom name my cocktails but if I were to be so inclined this would have to be ‘The Pucker Up.’ It’s lemon, more lemon, raspberry, and then garnished with more lemon. Oh boy is it good!
I love Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka which is distilled in Austin. Not typically a fan of flavored vodkas, this one arrived at my doorstep years ago and interested me enough to try it because it is handcrafted in small batches and contains real lemon juice and cane sugar.
The addition of lemon is prevalent enough you can even tell by the color of the product that there is real lemon in it.
So my favorite vodka has been living in the freezer waiting for the right moment. Perfect storage place for vodka; it’s like Russia in there!
Stored next to a bottle of Limoncello di Capri I already had on hand in my freezer, the Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail was apparently meant to be.
I’ve made my own Limoncello which is fun to do but I also love some of the great bottles available at my local liquor store. Limoncello Di Capri is a favorite…both in cocktails and as an after dinner sip. Keep it in the freezer so it’s always ice cold…it’s irresistible.
I’ve been waiting for Denver to move out of the ice age into a bit warmer weather before considering what kind of a cocktail to make with it this year.
It’s finally a bit warmer here but we’re having a monsoon season; rain almost every day. I can’t complain because it’s usually so dry here…and my garden is happy!
Having the bottles nestled together did not strike quite the chord until my decision to freeze a handful of raspberries; they were two days old and at the ‘use them or lose them’ stage so I placed them individually on a plate and into the freezer they went.
That’s when lightning struck. An unlikely marriage maybe, this vodka from Texas, Limoncello from Italy and raspberries from California, but all three together, right in front of me, it’s as if they were crying, ‘Pick me, choose me!’ and I did!
I first made this Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail not long after I moved into this house almost 10 years ago.
It was one of those moments where getting together with friends was a priority and taking photographs was not.
My neighbor Amy and her family were coming for dinner; I had promised a cocktail and I knew I could make one for her using Deep Eddy since it is gluten free.
I imagined making another one the next day, taking photos, and posting this recipe but clearly that got away from me. That was a mistake…this should be a summer staple; so simple, so refreshing, and a beauty to boot!
The cocktail glass is rimmed with my favorite combination of salt, sugar and citrus, and then the berries (which when frozen break into little tiny balls) are muddled with the vodka, limoncello, and a touch of simple syrup (totally optional; your taste buds might prefer less sweetener). Sparkling soda finished it all off and I had an enthusiastic taste tester with Amy; she loved it too.
True confession? I don’t test and retest cocktails; that would be a great excuse for drinking all the time and well, as you can imagine, that might be a problem.
I either like them or I don’t and run with them if I do. I loved this the first time around, was just as pleased the other day and hope you will enjoy it too!
Honestly a perfect warm weather cocktail. I decided to whir the ice in my blender to make small pebble ice. It’s not necessary but it is a fun addition. I’ll also buy a bag of similar ice from Sonic if I’m serving a crowd.
Even though we’ve had a typical spring in Colorado, rainy days and cool nights in the 40s; I’m ready for spring and more of these cocktails. Cheers!
More Summer Favorites!
- Raspberry Margarita Slushy Cocktail
- Limoncello Margarita Cocktail
- Raspberry, Limoncello, and Prosecco Cooler
PIN IT! ‘Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail’
Limoncello Raspberry Slushy Cocktail
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup salt
- Zest of one lemon
To Make the Cocktail
- 12 frozen raspberries
- 2 oz limoncello chilled
- 1 Ounce simple syrup (optional) To make combine equal amounts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves and then chilled before use.
- 3 oz vodka preferably lemon, chilled
- Lemon slices
For the Citrus Rimmer:
- Combine the sugar, salt and zest and rub together to mix well. If possible allow to dry out a bit before using.
- Rub the edge of a chilled glass with a slice of lemon and dip the edge into the Citrus Rimmer.
To Make the Cocktail:
- Put the frozen raspberries, limoncello and simple syrup in the glass and muddle until the raspberries fall apart. Add the vodka and stir.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice (optional) and top with the soda; stir.