One Peppery Punch


It’s been a long week. Period. The end. No elaboration needed, right? It’s Friday, for God’s Sake!

What better way to end my week than to craft my version of one restaurant’s signature drink. So here’s to whatever bugged you this week, have a drink on me. 

Shopping List:

 1 package fresh raspberries

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup grapefruit juice

a pinch of freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

1. In a small bowl mix the raspberries with 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Mash it all together until it starts to get all drippy and syrupy. Yum. By the way, this concoction is fantastic on its own, so go ahead and sneak a spoonful.

2. Fill half of a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour the juice, 1-2 ounces of vodka (this depends what kind of week you’ve had), 2 Tablespoons of the raspberry mixture, the pepper and the honey over the ice. As a side note, it’s best to fill your shaker in this order as opposed to the reverse because the honey will just freeze if it sits on the ice directly. I know this because that was what I did with the first one. Shake vigorously–get that aggression out!

3. Strain the ice out and pour the drink into a fun glass, not a sippy cup.

This makes 1 cocktail, but there will plenty of leftover raspberries to make at least 4 or 5 more, so have fun with it.

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