Friday, August 13

TGIF Drink: Summertime Sunburned Berry Cocktail from Spice & Ice

sunburned berry cocktail from Spice & Ice

Sunburned? You could either call my husband who is a dermatologist or make this cocktail.

Or you could do what I would do: both.

Sunburned Berry Cocktail
Makes 1 serving
Print recipe only here.

This summertime cocktail is from Kara Newman's spirited book, Spice & Ice, which includes 60 tongue-tingling cocktails. Kara says to take this drink to the "I dare you" level, rim the glass with a mixture of sugar and chili powder. With tart raspberries, fiery chili powder, and full-bodied bourbon, this is one feisty summertime cocktail.

1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (I prefer 1/4 teaspoon)
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice

1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the berries and chili powder. Add teh bourbon, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake together with ice and strain into a martini glass.

How to make simple syrup:
1. Place equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves. Low the heat, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Pour into a container and refrigerate.

You might also enjoy these refreshing summertime cocktails:
Creamy Limoncello recipe from Food Blogga
Banana Margarita recipe from Food Blogga
Menorcan Basil Pomada recipe from Glutton For Life
Watermelon-Cilantro Margaritas recipe from In Jennie's Kitchen
Rosemary Lemon-Ginger Vodka Spritzers recipe from Family Style Food

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Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I want to end my Friday with one of these! It looks incredible.

bellini valli said...

Just what the doctor ordered Susan.

We Are Not Martha said...

This both looks and sounds amazing. And it is Friday, after all! I just need to get my hands on some bourbon :)


Joanne said...

Ah so refreshing!

RamblingTart said...

How gorgeous, Susan!!! I LOVE the combo of chili and raspberries - I never would've thought of such a thing. :-) Hope you have a fabulous weekend! :-)

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

I love the idea of the sugar chili rimmed glass. So creative. This Sunburned cocktail could actually make a sunburn fun!

Susan from Food Blogga said...


val-Beats the heck out of an apple. ;)

sues-Hope you scored some!

joanne-Ah! :)

ramblingtart-Thanks a bunch!

marla-I just adore the festive look of a sugar rimmed glass.