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Behind the Bar: Raspberry Gin Cocktail

by Amy Azzarito

This is our second cocktail from the creative duo of photographer Kathryn McCrary and designer Jenn Gietzen (see their first collaboration, a Peach Margarita, right here.). Technically, this is the last weekend of summer so we wanted to squeeze in one last toast to summer’s bounty. (You can always substitute frozen, thawed berries if you can’t find fresh ones.) Kathryn and Jenn dubbed this light, refreshing drink “Ooh, Berry Berry.” It’s light and sweet with a refreshing hint of mint and is pretty much the perfect way to end summer. –Amy

*Hand lettering by Jenn Gietzen, Photography by Kathryn McCrary


See all the steps and additional recipe details after the jump!

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ooh, berry berry ingredients
  • 5-6 muddled raspberries
  • 1 shot of gin
  • 1/2 fill of mint simple syrup
  • 1/2 fill of club soda
Step 1 : Fill cocktail glass with ice and 1/2 with mint simple syrup and 1/2 fill with club soda
Step 2 : In a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries
Step 3 : Pour in gin into cocktail shaker and mix together
Step 4 : Strain raspberry and gin mix over glass
Step 5 : Add garnish and enjoy


mint simple syrup ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped mint leaves
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water

Boil for 2 minutes. Pour syrup through fine mesh, pressing on hard solids. Cover and chill, keeps for two weeks.


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  • yum yum will have to try this one! Also love your design-I am wondering do you use an app to put text on your photos? I am playing with designs on my blog at the moment and love this font on photos look! xo

  • hi Libby! my process for the text on photos :: I write out with my nib & ink, scan it in to illustrator. then make it vector and add on top of photo in Photoshop! although, there are some apps to do that, I think! good luck! :)