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Tart, tangy and bursting with berry flavor this raspberry martini is the perfect addition to your next event or extravaganza. This cocktail is the perfect balance of a little sweet and a little tangy. It’s a sophisticated zipper that is sure to fill your taste buds with raspberry bliss.
🍸 What is a Raspberry Martini?
A raspberry martini is a pretty pink drink that is an easy shake and combination of raspberries, simple syrup, lemon juice, raspberry vodka and cranberry juice. The resulting cocktail is both tart and sweet full of raspberry flavor.
This is definitely a far cry from a classic martini which is a combination of gin, vermouth and bitters. But, it fits right in with the fruity and dessert twists on martini’s that have become common. Some other fruity martinis include the raspberry lemon drop martini and the cherry martini.
It’s vibrant pink drink is the perfect addition to your next event or get together. It is easy to customize, easy to make and sure to please a crowd.
Here are a few reasons why this recipe works so well:
- Vibrant pink color. The beautiful and bright pink color of this drink makes it perfect for serving at themed events like Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. It also fits in well for the holidays.
- Pretty easy to make. Although you do need five ingredients for this one It is still relatively easy to make. You should be able to shake it up and just about 5 minutes.
- Customize all you want. There are lots of different easy customizations you can make to the strength in order to make it just the way you prefer.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This Martini is great to serve at a wide variety of different occasions including:
- Valentine’s Day
- Winter holidays
If you’re looking to change up some of the ingredients or create a couple modifications to the flavor, check these ideas out:
- Make it sparkling. Add half an ounce to 1 oz of club soda in order to get a nice little fizz to this drink.
- Use raspberry simple syrup. Skip the modeling and use homemade or store-bought raspberry simple syrup in place of the fresh raspberries and plain simple syrup.
- Add a little chocolate. Chocolate covered raspberries are absolutely delicious. Add a little chocolate flavor to this drink by adding .5 oz of chocolate liqueur.
- Use regular vodka. If you don’t have any raspberry vodka you could certainly use regular vodka in its place you’ll still get a light raspberry flavor from muddling the fresh raspberries.
- 5 muddled raspberries
- .25 oz Simple syrup – store-bought or make your own this adds a little sweetness to the drink.
- .75 oz Lemon juice – fresh squeezed adds a nice little tart but you can use store bought as well.
- 2 oz Raspberry Vodka – We really like Smirnoff or Stoli brand.
- 1 oz Cranberry juice – Make sure it’s 100% juice and no sugar added.
Collect everything you’ll need including raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, simple syrup, raspberries, muddler, hawthorn strainer, cocktail shaker, jigger and ice.
Grab the martini glass and stick it in the freezer so that it has time to chill while you make the rest of the drink.
Measure .25 oz of simple syrup with a jigger and add it to the shaker.
Add about five fresh raspberries into the shaker with the simple syrup. Grab the muddler and muddle them together.
The key when you’re muddling is that you want to press the juice out of the raspberries but not tear them into tiny shreds.
Toss a handful or two of ice into the shaker. Add .75 oz of lemon juice to the shaker.
Take 1 oz of cranberry juice and add it to the shaker.
Take 2 oz of raspberry vodka and add it to the shaker.
Place the lid over top of the shaker and shake it until it becomes icy to touch. This usually will take around 20 seconds.
Remove the chilled martini glass from the freezer. Take off the shaker lid and place the Hawthorne strainer over the shaker. Then, pour your drink into the glass.
If you’d like to add a garnish do that now. Place a couple fresh raspberries on a cocktail pick and stick it in the side of the glass.
- cocktail shaker
- Hawthorne strainer
- Martini glass
- 5 fresh Raspberries
- .25 oz Simple Syrup
- .75 oz Lemon Juice
- 2 oz Raspberry Vodka
- 1 oz Cranberry Juice
- Stick your martini glass into the freezer so that it can chill.
- Throw 5 raspberries into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 25 oz of Simple syrup into the shaker.
- Use the muddler to smash the raspberries in with the simple syrup.
- Fill the shaker with ice.
- Measure and pour .75 oz of lemon juice into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 2 oz of raspberry vodka into the shaker.
- Measure and pour 1 oz of cranberry juice into the shaker.
- Put the top on the shaker and shake it until it gets icy on the outside. That usually takes about 20 seconds.
- Take the martini glass out of the freezer.
- Take the top off the shaker and put the hawthorne strainer over it.
- Pour your drink into your glass.
- Stick a few raspberries on a cocktail pick and sit it in the glass if you want a garnish.