a birthday drink


Well, today is my 29th birthday. Eeek, where does the time go? Regardless of my feelings of getting older, I decided to make myself a little birthday to celebrate. This is a perfect light mixed drink, which would be perfect for celebrating during the summer or really any time of the year. The raspberries and lemons make for a tart-sweet combination that is refreshing without being too sweet.

Raspberry Collins


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 5 raspberries, plus more for a garnish
  • 1 tsp super fine sugar
  • lemon
  • soda water


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries, juice from one slice of lemon, and sugar. Add vodka and stir to combine.
  2. Strain into ice filled glass. // This will remove the majority of the raspberry seeds. 
  3. Top with soda water and serve with a thin lemon slice and a couple of raspberries.

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