Friday, August 13, 2010

TGIF Drink: Summertime Sunburned Berry Cocktail from Spice & Ice

sunburned berry cocktail from Spice & Ice

Sunburned? You could either call my husband who is a dermatologist or make this cocktail.

Or you could do what I would do: both.

Sunburned Berry Cocktail
Makes 1 serving
Print recipe only here.

This summertime cocktail is from Kara Newman's spirited book, Spice & Ice, which includes 60 tongue-tingling cocktails. Kara says to take this drink to the "I dare you" level, rim the glass with a mixture of sugar and chili powder. With tart raspberries, fiery chili powder, and full-bodied bourbon, this is one feisty summertime cocktail.

1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (I prefer 1/4 teaspoon)
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice

1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the berries and chili powder. Add teh bourbon, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake together with ice and strain into a martini glass.

How to make simple syrup:
1. Place equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves. Low the heat, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Pour into a container and refrigerate.

You might also enjoy these refreshing summertime cocktails:
Creamy Limoncello recipe from Food Blogga
Banana Margarita recipe from Food Blogga
Menorcan Basil Pomada recipe from Glutton For Life
Watermelon-Cilantro Margaritas recipe from In Jennie's Kitchen
Rosemary Lemon-Ginger Vodka Spritzers recipe from Family Style Food

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