So the other day, I was in a berry patch, ya know? Have you ever been in a berry patch, picking for hours and hours, and you finally look down, and you all you have is a handful of berries? What's up with that?
Black Raspberry Gin Fizz!
smitten kitchen - with its original wording, because I especially loved the "share with someone you like" that Deb threw in at the end :)
Black Raspberry Gin Fizz
For 2 tall drinks
1/4 cup fresh black raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup (4 liquid ounces or just shy of 3 shots) gin
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from two juicy limes)
2 thin lime wedges [for garnish - which I totally forgot, because it's hard to be that fancy when you're camping]
Purée raspberries and sugar in a blender until as liquefied as
possible. Strain purée through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into
two tall or collins-style glasses; discard seeds in sieve. Divide gin
and lime juice between glasses and stir to combine. Add ice to glasses
then top each with soda and wedge of lime. (Might
need another quick stir to combine.) Share with someone you like.
Don't worry, I'll keep my day job...