|Julian's Raspberry Dog Days Cooler|
6-8 fresh ripe raspberries
1 teaspoon sugar
juice from half a lemon
2 ounces raspberry flavored vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
tonic water or lemon-lime soda
In the bottom of 6-12 ounce jar or cocktail glass, crush 2-3 raspberries with sugar. Stir in the lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Ad the raspberry vodka and cranberry juice. Add chunks of ice until the glass is about halfway full. Fill the glass with tonic water or lemon-lime soda. I prefer the soda, but either will work fine, as will ginger ale. Serve with a straw.