Muddled Rebuttal Cocktail

Muddled Rebuttal Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
585 Calories
6g Fat
107g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 47g 166%
Protein 19g
Calcium 225mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The muddled rebuttal is a fantastic slightly sweet, slightly sour mixed drink. Essentially, it's a vodka lemonade with a raspberry muddle.

The recipe was created for Grey Goose Vodka during the 2008 election season. It's a great addition to an election night party drink menu or any time you simply want a really good, fresh fruit vodka cocktail.

Le Citron is Grey Goose's citrus-flavored vodka and it pairs very well against the fresh raspberries and lemonade. To make this drink really stand out, take the time to make fresh-squeezed lemonade. It's incredibly simple and requires nothing more than lemon juice, sugar, and water. Best of all, you can customize the sweet and sour flavors to perfectly suit your own taste.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a highball glass, add the raspberries and sugar. Muddle well.

  3. Fill the glass with ice, add the vodka, then fill with lemonade.

  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Be sure to rinse the raspberries before muddling them to remove any dirt or debris. Frozen raspberries can be used as well, just let them thaw first and use about 1/4 cup per drink.
  • If you prefer, use 1/4 ounce of simple syrup rather than sugar.
  • Leave the drink unstirred and serve it with a straw so the drinker can stir as they wish, or stir it up after adding the lemonade.

Recipe Variations

  • Add sparkle to this recipe by finishing it off with a splash of club soda. You can also pour half the lemonade and make up the difference with soda or sparkling wine.
  • This is a perfect recipe to mix up by the pitcher for a gathering or simply to have a premixed cocktail ready and chilled in the fridge. Simply increase the ingredients according to the number of servings you need.
  • If you want to skip muddling the raspberries (a good idea for a pitcher), use them to make a flavored simple syrup. This ingredient can be added to the drink—about 1/2 ounce for a single cocktail—or used in place of plain simple syrup when mixing the lemonade (creating raspberry lemonade).
  • Add a little more dimension to this drink's flavor by muddling a handful of mint leaves with the raspberries. You could also add lime wedges for a mojito-like twist.

How Strong Is a Muddled Rebuttal Cocktail?

Grey Goose bottles their flavored vodkas at 80 proof rather than most brands who offer with 70-proof vodkas. This means it's more flavorful and produces stronger cocktails, but that's not an issue with this recipe. The high volume of lemonade brings the muddled rebuttal down to a cool 10 percent ABV (20 proof). That's an alcohol content similar to wine.

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