Wet Bar Wednesday – Red Seed

The latest issue of Sunset magazine arrived, gushing all things summer, including cocktail recipes.  They included one for a drink made with muddled (crushed) blackberries.  Our blackberry plant is in shock from a recent heat wave, but we did get some raspberries in our farmer’s market box, so I modified the Black Seed recipe to the Red Seed recipe.

This makes one drink, so, of course double it at the very least, as you shouldn’t be drinking alone!

  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries, washed
  • 1/2 oz Campari (they use amaro, an Italian herbal liquor, but Campari works)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (or to taste) (you could use honey or agave as well if you prefer)
  • 1 1/2 oz whiskey
  • lemon slice for garnish

Muddle the raspberries if necessary.  Ours were so ripe that I just threw them into the shaker with the other ingredients and shook vigorously. Either way, mix all of the ingredients together and pour over ice.

As the name implies, this has a lot of raspberry seeds in it, which I personally am not a huge fan of.  Adjust the sweetening to taste (or reduce the amount of lemon juice).  It’s a bright, light drink that definitely goes with summer.  Enjoy!


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