Christmas means one thing.
That its rasberryoski time.
This time I did a mixed berry batch.
So first you get about 150g of frozen rasberries (or mixed berries or whatever berries) and mash them up in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of caster sugar. And I thought, oh they look pretty, I'll go outside and take a photo of them.
And on my way back inside I went and had a sticky beak over the neighbours fence. I was just seeing if there were any cats there to say hello to. But when I turned around I tripped over a rock and my three strawberries went flying out of the bowl and hit the cement.
And I would have thrown them back in but there's all this pollen laying about at the moment. But it didn't matter, Betty enjoyed them.
So back inside, top up the fruit then smash them with the sugar
Now you add 1/3 cup chilled sugar syrup which you made earlier and put in the fridge. You made that by putting 1 cup of caster sugar and one cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat and stirring it for about 5 minutes until the sugar dissolved. Then you bought it to the boil and gently simmered it for 7 minutes until it thickened slightly. Just store the rest in the fridge – heaps of cocktails need sugar syrup.
Then you get a nice jug, half fill it with ice, put in your berry mix and top it up with about 200ml of vodka – or however much you want. Serve with lime wedges.
I squash my berries into an empty vodka bottle then top it up with vodka. Then I let it brew in the fridge for a few weeks. Good stuff. What a lovely pair they make.