Our refreshing Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail is a berry, lemon and lime vodka cocktail infused with fresh berry flavor from both blackberries and red raspberries. It is sweetened with orange blossom honey, topped with sparkling mineral water and garnished with fresh berries and citrus slices. So fresh and simply divine!
A New Fresh Summer Cocktail:
Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail
My sweet friends, today I am happy to share a special spring and summer citrus and berry vodka cocktail with you to kickoff the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day holiday weekend—my recipe for Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail. This cocktail is the perfect blend of citrus, berries and honey with vodka for a truly divine cocktail that is sweetened just right.
When we think of summer, what invariably comes to mind is “hot fun in the summertime”, as the song goes, and just plain HEAT. Yet another song comes to mind, “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas or Linda Ronstadt. Or there’s even the Irving Berlin song that mentions a “tropical heatwave”. What is one to do when faced with temps well above 90 degrees—just as we are experiencing here in Indy this weekend? Head to the kitchen to whip up a quick and easy yet incredibly refreshing cocktail, the Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail.
Whether working, playing or lounging in the hot sun, we thirst for something cool and refreshing. Now, we here at Wicked Good Kitchen will always advocate drinking purified water first to properly hydrate. However, enjoying a cocktail in the summer shade to cool off is always a treat—especially at a backyard picnic jamming to your favorite tunes, relaxing poolside, reclining in a hammock or sharing the latest family or neighborhood gossip with your next door neighbor over the fence. No matter what, this cocktail really fits the bill in the summer heat.
Here at Wicked Good Kitchen, we hope that our recipe for Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail becomes a new tradition and favorite with family and friends at your summertime bashes.
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Our refreshing Blackberry & Raspberry Fence Hopper Cocktail is a berry, lemon and lime vodka cocktail infused with fresh berry flavor. It is sweetened with orange blossom honey, topped with sparkling mineral water and garnished with fresh berries and citrus slices. Simply divine!
For the Cocktail Garnishes
- 2 fresh thin lemon slices
- 2 fresh thin lime slices
- 2 fresh blackberries
- 2 fresh red raspberries
- 2 fresh mint sprigs
For the Cocktail
- Ice for cocktail shaker
- 3 ounces (90 ml) vodka
- ¾ ounces (about 22 ml) fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ ounces (about 22 ml) fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1½ ounces (45 ml) orange blossom or wildflower honey
- 4 fresh blackberries
- 4 fresh red raspberries
- 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 ml) sparkling mineral water, to taste
- Ice for cocktails
Special Equipment & Supplies
- Cocktail shaker with strainer, necessary
- Cocktail muddler, very helpful
- Cocktail picks, for garnish
To the cocktail shaker, add the lemon and lime juices, honey, blackberries and raspberries. Using a muddler, muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until thoroughly crushed. Add the vodka and ice; shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain the mixture into decorative glass tumblers containing large cubes of ice. Top with sparkling mineral water and garnish with remaining blackberries, raspberries and lemon and lime slices speared onto cocktail picks as well as fresh mint sprigs. Serve immediately.
Yield: Makes 2 cocktails.
For Vegan Option: Substitute agave nectar for honey.
For Summer Breeze Fence Hopper: Substitute rum for vodka.
For Double-Berry Fence Hopper: Simply double-up on the blackberries and raspberries before muddling the ingredients in bottom of shaker. Increase honey or agave syrup to taste.
Recipe Adapted From: Sur la Table
Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com
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