Quick Cocktail: Raspberry Limeade Cooler

When plans for a lime and mint cocktail went awry last weekend (lesson: when shopping in a small-town grocery store 20 minutes before closing, be prepared for the mint to be sold out), we made this instead. Fast, easy, and very refreshing...

We shelved our fresh lime plans when we saw some Newman's Own Limeade, which we like because it's not too sweet and pairs well with liquor. We almost stopped there — limeade and vodka sounded just delightful, frankly — but then saw some raspberries.

A friend manned the blender, and she reports that the finished drink is two parts each of vodka and limeade, plus 3 parts ice. Blend, then throw in a handful of raspberries and blend again. Add a few floating berries as a garnish.

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We should note that everyone in our group (men included) loved the hot pink color.

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(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)