Saturday, July 5, 2014


Dear Readers of Clarte,

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and continue enjoying! With summer in full swing there is the smell of the bbqs in the air and crisp drinks in hand. I was reading some information on Gardenista (a website about beautiful landscapes) and came across a drink that sounded delicious to make. The drink uses natural fruits and plants that make it refreshing. I changed the ingredients a little, from what Gardenista used, however you can experiment and add as fits you or guests.

Have a great weekend!

photos and recipe from Gardenista
raspberry sparkler cocktail | gardenista
Raspberry Sparkler 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 1 lime
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ounces gin 8 tablespoons gin
  • 4 cups vinho verde 
(alcohol free Clarte addition: substitute veinho verde with sparkling water and gin for ginger ale)

Squeeze juice from the lemon and lime. Muddle the juices with raspberries, honey, and mint. Distribute the mixture evenly among four glasses. Add an ounce of gin to each glass, then fill with vinho verde and ice cubes. Best enjoyed when surrounded by friends, family, and a water view.
Vino Verde Portuguese wine. May appear red, white, or rose.
Muddle mash or ground. ie mash or ground the raspberries and mint in a dish with a "muddler". 
raspberry sparkler cocktail | gardenista
raspberry sparkler cocktail | gardenista

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