Raspberry Lime Twist Summer Drink

I used to LOVE a long island tea in the summer but since giving up soda that means my beloved drink went with it. But fear not! This summer I have created a delicious soda free concoction that I love!! I am sure some other kitchen guru has created this but this all came from my brain. I didn't look this up so I'm calling it mine. 

Introducing the Raspberry Lime Twist!

AKA Mommy's After Bedtime Drink

What you'll need...

  • A drink shaker with muddler and strainer 
  • Ice
  • Glass
  • 1/2 C fresh raspberries
  • 1/6th of a lime (or so)
  • 2oz Orange Liqueur 
  • 2oz Malibu
  • Raspberry Lime Sparkling Water (I use Ice Mountain and get it at Target)

How to make it...

  • Muddle 1/2 C of raspberries at bottom of shaker (I keep it super classy and use an ice cream scoop to mush them up)
  • Squeeze lime juice (The 1/6th of a lime was a super scientific guess of how much to use)
  • Add orange liquer and Malibu
  • Add ice
  • Shake it
  • Strain it over a glass filled with ice
  • Add sparkling water (about 4oz) 
  • Garnish with lime (optional)

Yes it is messy to make (or maybe I'm just mess) but it is so good! I can't wait to be enjoying this poolside over the 4th of July! Or later tonight... 

Enjoy!