Hawaiian Honeymoon Cocktail

Originally published on February 24, 2012

My husband and I were lucky enough to escape to the island of Oahu last year and get married. Our wedding dinner was just the two of us, and we had a fabulous steak dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe; mine was accompanied by one or two (or five or six) of these just as wonderful cocktails. When we came home, I still talked about how awesome my “wedding drink” was and was quick to try and come up with something similar. I have to say, this comes pretty darned close, and it’s pretty darned good! And my now-hubby? One year later, he still  likes this drink – and me too!


1 cup lemonade
3/4 cup Sprite 
2 tablespoons crushed  raspberries, plus a few whole for garnish
2 ounces of vodka 
Crushed ice


1.) Place 1/2 crushed ice and Sprite in a tall bar glass. In a cocktail shaker place crushed raspberries, 1/2 crushed ice, vodka, and lemonade. Close shaker and shake to combine ingredients.

2.) Pour contents of cocktail shaker into glass and gently stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with whole raspberries.

3.) Serve and enjoy!