This Lemon Lime Raspberry Twist recipe from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the ideal springtime cocktail. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract and Pure Lemon Extract highlight the fresh flavors of raspberries and lime juice for a drink that is as refreshing as it is beautiful. Replace the vodka with an additional ounce of lemon sparkling water for a mocktail that anyone can enjoy.
Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup
¾ cup water
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
In a small saucepan, add water, sugar and lemon extract; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until syrup reduces, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat. After syrup has cooled, add vanilla extract and stir. Refrigerate unused syrup in an airtight container.
Lemon Lime Raspberry Twist
6 fresh raspberries
½ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup
1 ounce vodka
2 ounces organic lemon sparkling water
2 frozen raspberries
In a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh raspberries, lime juice and Lemon-Vanilla Simple Syrup. Add vodka and sparkling water; shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Drop lime twist and frozen raspberries into glass. Top with a freshly squeezed orange wedge.