Since it's Friday, I thought I would share a cocktail inspired by a favorite local bar called The Blue Lagoon. I think many of us here in Santa Cruz have at least one story about a night at "The Blue," as it is more fondly called. In order to avoid a potentially overly interesting night (and to save some cash!), I decided that mixing up a drink at home would be safer than venturing out. I adore this raspberry cocktail finished with sweet then tart lime sugar because it instantly transports me to lush beach lagoon filled with mermaids who would sip cocktails along with me!
-Blue raspberry soda
*This recipe is very free form and I didn't include measurements so that each person could mix a beverage according to their own tastes!
1: Zest the lime into a shallow dish of sugar and add a pinch of salt, you can also juice the remaining lime into your cocktail for a finishing touch if you would like.
2: Garnish your serving glasses with the salted lime sugar and get ready to start pouring : )
3: Mix the mineral water, raspberry soda, and blueberry vodka to your tastes and serve chilled!
I hope everyone out there has a lovely weekend and if you're feeling like you need a vacation, why not give this cocktail a try! I promise you will feel instantly transported to a tropic lagoon!