Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Half Assed Cocktail: Raspberry Gin and Soda

Some days you really just need a drink.

Fortunately for us, now that the weather is warming up and the grass is turning green and the daffodils are blooming and other poetic crap like that, we can indulge in alcoholic beverages under the guise of "refreshment" and being "seasonable" instead of "today totally sucked and I'm going to drink until TurboTax is funny."

(By the way, that takes a lot of drinks.)

My "seasonable" spring drink at the moment is this raspberry gin and soda. It requires three ingredients. Raspberry syrup, gin, and seltzer. Or tonic water. Whichever you happen to have that isn't totally flat.

For this super-complicated drink, you fill a glass--or mason jar, depending on which is more accessible and/or cleaner--with ice, pour an ounce of raspberry syrup on top, add a shot of gin, and fill the rest of the glass with the fizz of your choice.

I found my raspberry syrup at a local kitchen supply store, but if you can't find it, leave it out. Likewise, if you can't find tonic water or club soda or seltzer or sparkling water, leave that out too. Also, if you don't have gin, just dump some of whatever liquor you have on hand into some sort of drinking vessel with some ice cubes or frozen peas, swish it around, and chug. Works just as well.

Adjusted Net Income....hee hee hee....hic.

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