Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer

This isn’t a very wintery drink, but when the sun peeked after a wind and rain storm last week, I was inspired to look forward to spring. Yeah, I know, it isn’t even technically winter yet, but a girl can dream, can’t she? So, here’s to a little looking forward to spring cheer. Sit yourself in front of a sunny window, ignore the snow, cold temperatures, dormant garden, and whatever other unpleasantries winter brings to your part, and pretend the baby birds are chirping, the bulbs are in full bloom, and new shoots of grass are green and vibrant in the warm sun.

Note: I’ve made this drink without alcohol, but if you want to spike it, I suggest using Vodka, as it doesn’t impart a lot of flavor. Mix in 2-3 ounces, depending on how big of a glass you’re using.

Note 2: I cheat and use a can of raspberry lemonade concentrate and mix it strong. You can purchase premixed, or even make your own, if you’re that ambitious!

Ingredients:

1 can raspberry lemonade concentrate, mixed strong (about 2 ½ cups of water vs. 3)

fresh lemon
fresh mint
club soda
ice

Guidelines:

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Add raspberry lemonade until 2/3 -3/4 full. Add club soda until nearly full. Top with a slice of fresh lemon, and a sprig of fresh mint.

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