8 Jun 2015

Raspberry Thyme Lemonade Cocktail


My mission to create cocktails using fresh herbs has begun with this delicious concoction.  Raspberry and lemon is an obvious pairing, but combined with the warm, peppery taste of thyme, it takes it to a whole other level.  It is so refreshing, tart and sweet; this really is summer in a glass!

serves 1

raspberries (approx. 8)
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 a lemon cut into 2
1 shot vodka
1 shot Chambord
cloudy lemonade
ice
thyme flowers to garnish

1.  Place the raspberries in the bottom of a glass and using a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon), bash the raspberries until they break apart, but not so that the mixture is totally smooth.

2.  Tear up 1-2 of the sprigs of thyme into 2-3 pieces and then muddle along with the raspberries.

3.  Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, then add the segments to the glass.

4.  Add the vodka and Chambord and stir well, then add a few ice cubes and top with cloudy lemonade.  Garnish with the remaining thyme and flowers.


I'm a sucker for fruity cocktails and this one is no exception.  I can see it becoming a favourite over the summer months, especially with the nights getting warmer and BBQs becoming a regular occurrence.  I'm even considering popping a lid on a jar of the stuff and packing it up with a picnic!

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10 comments

  1. This cocktail looks AMAZING. I really want to try this over the summer! xx

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    1. Aw thanks! I hope you do :) x

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    1. Yes and so delicious! Just bought a lemon thyme plant which I'm going to try in this recipe too :) x

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  3. This looks so delicious! Plus I've just bought myself some chambord so I'm keen to give it a go. I love raspberry lemonade - so why not make it alcoholic! :) Alice xx

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    1. Thanks :) Haha well exactly, it'd be rude not to x

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  4. This looks yummy! I like how you have it in a mason jar, I always think those are so cute! :)
    Can't wait to give it a try!
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh wow, this looks so yummy, as well as being super pretty in the photos too! I've pinned this for later, so perfect for summery BBQs :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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    1. Oh brilliant, so glad you like it :) x

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