This raspberry and mint whiskey cocktail recipe is quick, easy and delicious (even if you don’t typically drink whiskey)!
Cheers to summer, sunshine and cocktails!
I love a good cocktail as much as the next person, but up until recently, I’ve never tried making one at home. Why? Well, it’s a heck of a lot easier (and less stressful) to open up a bottle of wine and pour it into a glass.
Even though I enjoy cooking, it wasn’t until recently that I felt inspired to experiment with cocktails. The inspiration came to me after I received a beautiful package from Collingwood Whiskey. Even though I was excited about the delivery, I don’t like drinking whiskey on its own.
As the name implies, Collingwood Whiskey is made in Collingwood, Ontario at Canada’s longest continually owned and operated distillery. It’s distilled using glacial water from Georgian Bay and grains that are sourced from Canadian farms. The whiskey is aged in handmade white oak barrels.
After reading about Collingwood Whiskey, I wanted to like it, but for me, the flavour was too strong on its own. On the other hand, I knew it would be delicious in a cocktail!
I ended up developing a raspberry and mint cocktail recipe, because:
a) I knew raspberry would make the drink look pretty for photographs
b) Mint is a beautiful garnish
I’m aware that’s a lame backstory, but hey – the cocktail is delicious!
Raspberry and Mint Whiskey Cocktail Recipe:
* This recipe yields 2 cocktails *
- 2 oz whiskey
- 1/3 cup raspberry purée (I used a store-bought smoothie)
- 2/3 cup sparkling water (plus more, if desired)
- Fresh mint
- Mix the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice
- Pour into an ice-filled glass
- Garnish with fresh mint and raspberries
Cheers to summer and to this delicious raspberry and mint whiskey cocktail recipe!