the Wide Awake

The Wide Awake comes to you in celebration of a book being published! Wide Awake. Every Week. is a year of meditations and A-ha moments, and I was lucky to be one of the contributing authors. EEP! It really is exciting, and you can browse & buy it right here. And in its honor? A cocktail, of course. Why so many drinks in the picture? Because just like writing, some drinks take multiple drafts to get it just right.

  • 1.5 oz. lemon or plain vodka (a jigger)
  • 1.5 oz. lemonade
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice (fresh squeezed or from the plastic lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry jam (seriously!)

Wisk together.

To create a rim for your glass: Pour a bit of lemon juice onto a plate, and sugar onto another. Roll the rim of the glass in the juice, then twist it in the sugar.

Add ice to your glass, pour in the Wide Awake.  For a lighter drink, add either tonic or carbonated water to taste. Drop in a few raspberries when seasonal. Et voila!

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