Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Beer Punch (aka Raspberry Beer Cocktail)!!

We hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend!  Here in Atlanta, it was hot but lovely, perfect for hanging out at the pool, a cookout, or just out on the porch.  We had great holiday weekends with our families and friends, appreciating all that the service men and women of the U.S. have done for our wonderful nation, now and of course in the past.  They are heroes, each and every one.

In honor of Summer's official kickoff weekend, we wanted to share a favorite recipe with you - "Beer Punch."  OK, we must admit, it's not really called Beer Punch.... its technical name is actually the much-more dignified "Raspberry Beer Cocktail."  
This moniker was bestowed by that holiest of Southern home bibles, Southern Living.  (And to our friends above the Mason-Dixon line, we still recommend this magazine and its website as a must read)!  Lindsay discovered this delicious drink mix a few years ago and served it at a party; needless to say, it was a hit with both the male and female guests, and she has been making it for special occasions (i.e., showers, get-togethers, Fridays) ever since.  The reason for the name change?  You can substitute the frozen raspberry lemonade for any frozen, concentrated punch or juice mix.  All that we've tried have been equally delicious!

So please do yourself a favor and try this delicious and oh-so-easy recipe at your next gathering... we're telling you, you'll love it!!

Raspberry Beer Cocktail (aka Lindsay's "Beer Punch")
courtesy of Southern Living, April 2010
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** (Lindsay's note: this recipe makes 6 modest servings... don't be scared to triple or quadruple this one)!

  • 3/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
  • (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • ** (Lindsay's note: again, any frozen juice or punch concentrate will do)
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • ** (Lindsay's note: you can take out the vodka entirely, or substitute in a white wine)
  • Garnish: lemon and lime slices 
  • **(Lindsay's note: orange slices, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, and any other fruit or berry you want to cut up and add in are welcome additions too)!
  • Preparation
  • 1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
  • Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container. Chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.

1 comment:

callie burnette said...

YUM!! i am totally going to make this. in late september :) thanks ladies! loved seeing you this past weekend!! xo