Gin cocktails are so floral and summery, especially when mixed with a seasonal fruit like raspberries. This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a lovely and delicate drink, made with ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard and fridge. It’s very light on the alcohol, so it’s a great patio sipper, and the dash of lime juice and soda water make it refreshing on a hot day. We’ve had our share of warm summer-like weather lately here in Vancouver, and that is definitely something to celebrate!
You know what else is worth celebrating? That we are 99% close to locking our wedding venue. And the rest of the planning will be easy from there, right? ;)
Soon we’ll be shaking up Raspberry Gin Fizzes with our own raspberries! This is our raspberry bush that we bought last year on a whim, unsure how it would fare in a pot. Last summer it gave us lots of raspberries and seems to be doing great in its second season! And speaking of our rooftop garden, I’ve garnished this cocktail with sprigs of flowering thyme – so pretty!
Give this Raspberry Gin Fizz recipe a try next time you’re looking to spend a few sunny hours on your patio.
- a good handful of raspberries (approx 10-15 raspberries)
- 1 ounce simple syrup (I've also used liquid honey instead)***
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces lime juice
- soda water
- In a cocktail shaker, add the raspberries and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon, or similar. Add ice, then pour in simple syrup, gin, and lime juice. Shake!
- Strain into 2 glasses, with ice, and top with soda water. Serve on a hot day.
- ***To make simple syrup: put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar dissolves. Cool. Store in refrigerator for up to one month.