This is the time of year we start getting plump, juicy fresh berries into the markets. That makes it one of my favorite times of the year despite the desert heat and raging monsoons we are subjected to here in Tucson. I just get out to the markets early in the mornings, before the clouds start to build over the mountains, grab the best baskets of raspberries, then hurry home to beat the flash floods and await happy hour.
Come late afternoon the monsoons have usually arrived and I am safely tucked dryly away sipping on a berry cocktail. For today it will be this one:
RASPBERRIES & CREAM
1 Oz Raspberry Vodka
1 Oz Chambord
1 Oz Heavy Cream
10 Fresh Raspberries
Garnish: Fresh Raspberries, Lemon Twist
Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a chilled cocktail shaker.
Fill shaker with ice then add the remaining ingredients.
Shake until chilled then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
National Raspberries and Cream Day is celebrated every August 7th.
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