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Raspberry-infused vodka

Backyard raspberries

Backyard raspberries

Not a raspberry. Be careful what you pick from the branches!!

Not a raspberry. Be careful what you pick from the branches!!

Freshly picked raspberries!

Freshly picked raspberries!

This is raspberry-infused vodka. Mmmmmmm

This is raspberry-infused vodka. Mmmmmmm

First of all Happy Canada Day! Here’s a little something for the red in our flag…(although it won’t be ready for a few weeks). We have a huge thicket of raspberries in our yard and today I picked a bunch of them so they could be a part of my first infused vodka trial.

When I lived in Lesotho, we would cross over to South Africa, to a small town called Ladybrand. Jon and Audrey introduced me to David and Lynn and their glorious life at Greenock. Greenock had horses, dogs, cats, pigs (that played fetch alongside the dogs), chickens, ducks… It’s beautiful there.

We would often stay the night after a day of horseback riding and a huge meal that Lynn slaved away at in the kitchen all day. She also made her own fruit-infused alcohol beverages that I could never get enough of. So, in memory of Miss Lynn, I gathered the raspberries today and started the process for myself. I’m really looking forward to sipping it in a few weeks. Cheers to David, Lynn, Jon, Audrey, Jacs and Bill!!! To all the fun we had in Ladybrand!