Friday, May 2, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - ITALIAN BERRY MULE!

I realize it is Kentucky Derby weekend....just not a fan of the ol' Mint Julep.  This baby is far more refreshing.  I will be drinking one of these as they sing Old Kentucky Home!

Ingredients:

6 raspberries (and some for garnish)
ice
2 oz good vodka
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz simple syrup*
1/2 tsp aged balsamic vinegar
2 oz chilled ginger beer
mint

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the raspberries and a sprig of mint.  Add ice and all the remaining ingredients except the ginger beer.  Shake well and strain into a high ball glass filled with ice.  Top with ginger beer and a sprig of mint and a raspberry.

* Combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil then simmer until sugar dissolves.  Remove and let cool. Refrigerate up to a month.

AND THEY ARE OFF!
ENJOY!

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