Burgerville's second seasonal shake of the summer features loads of fresh-picked Oregon raspberries. The result, while mildly tasty, is somewhat of a paradox: a milkshake packed to the gills with straw-clogging lumps of fruit but a weak overall raspberry flavor.
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My grilling skills may be a little rusty, but I can certainly bring a pitcher full of tasty summer drinks to the party.
Raspberry liqueur isn't hard to find, but the bottles you can buy are all over the map. Some options are candy sweet, while others are cough syrup-strong. Making your own liqueur gives you control over how sweet and boozy the end result is—you're likely to end up with something that better suits your sugar tolerance.
Though it's meant for dessert, this drink isn't too sweet; bittersweet chocolate is balanced with red wine and tart raspberry puree. Smoke-infused cream adds a pleasant marshmallow-like flavor (and a bit of theatrical flourish) but the Despacho is still tasty without it.