Rocking Raspberry Martini. This is one of my favorite martinis especially around the holidays: Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, etc. In other words, this is a year-round cocktail and perfect for just celebrating life. And don’t we need some celebration time today and every day?
Fresh raspberries are generally available year round in the grocery store these days. Raspberries usually don’t last long in my house. I like to save a few for my Rocking Raspberry Martini recipe.
Just muddle some fresh raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice cubes, Stolichnaya Razberri vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice and shake! Strain into a martini glass and garnish with fresh raspberries.
Simple syrup is easy to make. It’s usually a 1 to 1 mixture of sugar and water. Heat a cup of water in a small pan. Add a cup of sugar and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Let the syrup cool. Keep in the fridge in a non-metallic container. Lasts a week or more while refrigerated.
Don’t you just love that hot pink feathery martini glass base covering? So festive! I took the photo on Christmas Day, hence our tree’s colorful bright glory. And don’t you think it’s a good time to celebrate? I do!
*** Please drink responsibly. ***
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Rocking Raspberry Martini
4 fresh whole raspberries
2 oz. Stolichnaya Razberri vodka
1/2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Additional fresh whole raspberries, to garnish
Muddle the four raspberries in a cocktail shaker with a muddler. Add ice cubes. Pour the vodka, liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice over the ice cubes. Put the lid on the cocktail shaker. Shake until you hear the ice cubes starting to break up, about a minute or more. Strain the liquid into a martini glass. Add a few whole raspberries to garnish, and serve!
Variations: Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint along with the whole raspberries. You can use frozen raspberries for the muddling step. They won’t look as pretty for the garnish though.
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