A rich berry-avocado smoothie that pays homage to the Golden State.
'raspberry' on Serious Eats
After citrus, these berries are perhaps the most perfect fruit for cocktails: they're tart and sweet, and tend to lend full flavor to whatever drink they're muddled in. Here are five options we highly recommend.
I'm not about to be so bold as to publicly hate on pie, but when summer berries are so close to perfect it can feel like a bit of a crime to throw all of them in the oven. These berry shakes are a perfect way to enjoy summer berries as close to their natural state of perfection as possible when you've tired of just shoving them in your face by the handful.
When I first picked up my raspberry spritzer ($2.75) at Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick, I was worried by its pale, almost translucent pink color. I don't know what I was expecting, but there were probably pureed raspberries and tropical umbrellas involved. One sip quickly dispelled my fears, because this drink is not watery or lacking for flavor. In fact the raspberry syrup provides a strong, fruity flavor that tastes as much like real raspberries as a syrup can.
Sherry cobblers have been around since the mid-19th century. Modern recipes for the cocktail tend to stick to dry sherry, simple syrup or bar sugar, and a slice of citrus (usually lemon, sometimes orange), but Victorian manuals on domesticity, pharmaceutical guides, and gentlemen's table guides from the mid-to-late 1800s include muddled berries in their instructions and often use powdered sugar in lieu of syrup. That's all well and good, but the name "cobbler" still always makes me think of a summery, baked fruit dessert that makes a perfectly acceptable breakfast on a lazy morning.