In college I used to look forward to Thursday for the sole reason that just about everywhere had some sort of Thirsty Thursday special. Thursdays were often more fun than actual weekend days. Then I grew up and it no longer was quite as appropriate to drink that much on a week night. Although I will say my roommate and I made the dire mistake of registering for an early morning Friday class with required attendance so despite our shenanigans the night before we always made it to class. Generally looking haggered, unshowered, and with a HUGE bottle of water in tow but we went. Much to the dismay of the person who sat next to me and had to smell me. TMI? We all have skeletons in our closets. I may have to start some sort of drink special on the blog to relive the carefree college days. In addition one of the best parts of summer has to be fruity, chilled beverages. They are beautiful in their own right and make a statement on any table. If you are getting married outdoors considering having a refreshing beverage available at the ceremony site to keep guests comfortable and hydrated! When I stumbled across this recipe- I had to share. Plus the addition of chalkboard paint for labeling purposes made it even better! Of course you can add chalkboard paint to the main container too so guests know what they are about to drink! Cups with names on them are a great way to reduce the number of glasses you’ll need as no one will lose theirs. So whether like me you miss college or you just love a good refreshing, fruit filled drink on a hot day- this concoction is for you.
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
- 1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Garnish: lemon and lime slices
Looks easy enough and sounds delicious! I will definitely be testing this one out! You could also substitute strawberries or any assortment of berries, mango, watermelon… the possibilities are endless!
Happy Thirsty Thursday- what will you be drinking?