Raspberry Lillet Fizz

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Raspberry Lillet // www.acozykitchen.com

Holy heat wave. Help me! It’s been close to 100 degrees F the past few days and I might die. I’m serious. Even though I’m really good at feeling sorry for myself, I really feel badly for Amelia. I know people say a dog’s fur is like an air conditioning and there’s like an inner cooler in there, I don’t really buy it–she’s English! Engladn doesn’t get super hot, she wasn’t built for this type of heat. So, as a cure of the heat, I’ve taken to dunking her in cold water a few times a day. I think she likes it. I think…

She’s not really suited for this weather. And neither am I. I should move to Portland. I really should. My whole being is much more suited for rainy and cold weather. This was supposed to be a cake. A delicious one, studded with honey and figs and yogurt and maybe almonds? Who knows. It’ll have to wait because I seriously have no interest in being next to my oven. All I want to do is assemble things and drink dranks.

Have you tried Lillet Blanc? It’s delicious.

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You can drink it over a few ice cubes and call it a day, but I like mixing it with stuff.

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And by stuff, I mean fresh raspberries, sugar and a cinnamon stick. Oh the cinnamon stick! So important. This concoction is amazing. I’m totally feeling the hit of cinnamon throughout this drink. And the sparkling water gives it this effervescence which is crazy important when sweating a lot.

Another reason I was super excited about making this drink is that it allowed me to pull out my new-to-me vintage jigger. Look at that wooden handle! I love it so much.

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1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Pinch salt
1 cinnamon stick
Lillet Blanc
4 ounces sparkling water

1. In a small skillet, add the raspberries, cane sugar, water, lemon juice, pinch of salt and cinnamon stick. Place the skillet over medium, cooking the raspberry mixture for about 5 minutes, and until the raspberries begin to break down a bit. Next, mash the raspberries with the back of a fork. Turn the heat off and allow the raspberries to steep for 10 minutes. Pour through a sieve, discarding the pulp.

2. Divide the syrup between four glasses (or two glasses if you’re in the mood for a big ol’ drink. Not judging.). Add a few ice cubes to each glass. Pour about 4-5 ounces of Lillet into each glass. Top each cocktail off with two ounces of sparkling water and garnish with fresh raspberries.

Makes 4 cocktails

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

allie@sweetpotatobites August 30, 2013 at 5:26 am

I love lillet blanc! I’ll have to give this drink a try.

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Stephanie August 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Gasp! All I want to do is drink dranks too!! September heat waves always throw me off balance. What are you doing here summer? Can’t you see I have my fall clothes on?

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Eileen August 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

I have never tried Lillet (at least that I’m aware of–although I suppose the occasional fancy bar drink may have featured it) but I kind of want to go get a bottle just to try this out. So fresh and summery!

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Megan August 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Be careful what you wish for! I live about two hours south of Portland and the winters here can be so dreary. That drink looks wonderful though. :)

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Jennifer August 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

seriously i die so hot. there is no relief in my apartment.

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Sophie August 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I grew up here in Salem, which is not Portland, but weather-wise quite similar. Most of my life I rebelled against the rain and the constant grey. But now I wish summer away for more preciptiation and gloom. I actually really love it! Everything is so green and lush and we get all the seasons. You should movvvvve :)

We always have Lillet Blanc on hand for martinis but I never would have thought of this concoction! You are killin it with your genuis mixes, as usual girlfran. I wish you swift relief from the heat.

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Ruthy @ Omeletta August 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I love lillet blanc! Plain or mixed with stuff, I don’t care, and with raspberries it sounds divine. Sorry it’s so hot and sticky for you, I’m such a baby when it comes to crazy heat.

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Mendi Mendez August 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I just made this drink and it is so yummy. I used frozen berries and didn’t have a problem.

This syrup would also be really good on pancakes or ice cream. I can’t wait to try that.

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Becki's Whole Life August 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm

This sounds so refereshing. I have never had Lillet blanc – will have to take a look for it!

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Anna September 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

1. These look awesome
2. Where did you get those cups? They are also awesome

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Adrianna Adarme September 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Anthropolgie! For like $4, too. Love ‘em!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal September 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I need to give this drink a try! looks amazing and I love raspberries so I bet this would be out of this world for me :)

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Jamie @lifelovelemons September 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

Lillet is literally my favorite alcohol… soo delicious! Can’t wait to try this!

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Denisse @ Le Petit Chef September 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Unfortunately I found myself glued to the stove and oven for the last couple of days…having to spend this little heat wave in the kitchen was almost unbearable! But I just might have to make this cocktail to-go and sneak it down to the beach now that I have the day off, it sounds like just the thing to cool off with! :)

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