A special thanks to The Franklin’s talented bar team in Traverse City for sharing this cocktail recipe. 

To make a big batch, please note that 1 part equals 1/4 ounce so that recipes can be scaled to fill either a pitcher or a wading pool.


  • 6 parts Grand Traverse Distillery lemon-infused wheat vodka (instructions below)
  • 2 parts Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • 2 parts simple syrup
  • 2 parts lime juice
  • 1 part raspberry juice
  • sugar coated frozen raspberries
  • lemon slices


For the vodka: In a glass container, slice and muddle 4 lemons. Add 1 full bottle Grand Traverse Distillery Wheat Vodka. Let infuse, stirring occasionally, for at least 24 hours. Create the cocktail: Combine first five ingredients into a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled coupes. Garnish with raspberries and lemon slices.

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner