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Thirsty Thursday: Limoncello Spritzer

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Since seasonal fruits are now a part of my cocktail-making repertoire, I wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to add juicy, ruby-red raspberries to this Limoncello Spritzer before it’s too late. Versatile enough to make for a sophisticated brunch, but also laid-back enough for an outdoor cookout, this well-balanced bevvy is appropriate for any time of day.

Raspberries are pureed into a sweet pulp and mixed with two Italian favorites: limoncello and Prosecco. The limoncello tastes like lush lemons and bright sunshine, and the Prosecco adds refreshing effervescence to this sweet elixir. This three-ingredient punch captures everything we love about summer.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Pix Potluck: Fresh Fruit for Breakfast

Alex Lopez's golden raspberry harvest

Alex Lopez's golden raspberry harvest

Fruit is the ideal breakfast ingredient, especially during summer when you’re craving something light. Pair it up with a protein and you have a complete meal.

Alex Lopez shared this pic of golden raspberries growing wild in her garden, “great with honey, yogurt and almonds” — yum! My morning staple is almost identical, except I use fresh blueberries.

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