Aunt Suzy says

Randy and I have named this the summer of the “summer cocktail”.    We started out with the Strawberry Prosecco Muddle and then moved on to Gimlets (made with gin).  Since raspberries are prolific now here in Minnesota (we got ours from Paul Schulz at Mill City), we decided to try this recipe from a recent Bon Appetit.  It calls for rose water, which we didn’t have and didn’t buy since it was only 1/4 teaspoon.  A very refreshing drink!  Plus there was so much fruit left over in the glass, we’re going to use this for a second drink tonight! 

serves 4

3 cups fresh raspberries

1 cup gin

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon rose water (optional)

club soda

Mix all ingredients except the club soda in a bowl and let sit for an hour, occasionally stirring and crushing some of the berries.  Place crushed or cubed ice in double rocks glasses.  Add as much club soda as you’d like – we did just a couple of tablespoons.