Helena’s Raspberry Lime Mickey

Sometimes the men in Shakespeare’s comedies need a little nudge to get to the altar. Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” relied upon magic flower juice to turn Demetrius’s heart. Here’s a recipe for a summer cocktail (alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions) that might help loosen the resolve of your sweetheart. Post a photo of your drink in the game app.

(Makes 1 drink)


  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 2 lime slices
  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 1/4 fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Splash of seltzer

Muddle 4 of the raspberries and 1 lime slice together in a heavy glass. Fill the glass with ice and stir in the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. top with seltzer and the remaining 2 raspberries. Garnish with the remaining slice of lime.

For non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka, and top with additional seltzer.

Recipe is taken from Shakespeare, Not Stirred by Caroliine Bicks, PhD, and Michelle Ephraim, PhD