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Raspberry Inspired Cocktails and Mocktails

Raspberry Inspired Cocktails and Mocktails
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Raspberries are the fruit of choice that we’re working with in this article. Included are some ideas for drinks with a raspberry-infused syrup, as well as a craft cocktail recipe for one of my favorite drinks, with or without alcohol.

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Craft Cocktails - Martinis made with Raspberry Vanilla Shrub Syrup
Martinis made with Raspberry-infused Drink Syrup

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Cocktails with Raspberry-infused Syrups

It’s easy to make a craft cocktail when you have a fruit-based drink syrup to add. You can make you own shrub syrup or simple syrup or purchase a ready-made syrup.

Shrub syrups are made with a bit of vinegar (sometimes called drinking vinegars) and give the drink that tangy bite that some people (like me) love.  Simple syrups are a bit sweeter (no vinegar), but you can determine how sweet you want the drink by how much syrup you flavor it with.

If you have a bitter palate, add a dash of bitters to the cocktail recipes.

Raspberry Martini made with raspberry shrub syrup
Raspberry Martini made with shrub syrup and bitters

Spritzers with no Alcohol:

Raspberry Spritzers made with Raspberry Shrub Syrups
Spritzers made with Raspberry Shrub Syrups

A spritzer is basically referring to a base of bubbly water, which is then flavored with a fruit, a fruit syrup, or a spice syrup. The carbonated liquid doesn’t have to be water, it can be ginger ale, tonic water, sparkling wine, etc. It does need to have bubbles however.

The ratios I prefer in spritzers are:

  • 1 1/2 ounce Fruit-based drink syrup
  • 8 oz. sparkling water (optional: ginger ale or tonic water)
  • squeeze of lime

Simply combine the syrup and sparkling water together in a glass filled with ice cubes and stir. Finish with a squeeze of lime.

Recipe for Raspberry Martini with Pimms #1 Cup

Raspberry Pimms Cup Martini

Craft Cocktails - Martinis made with Raspberry Vanilla Shrub Syrup
A gin martini with a splash of Pimms #1 cup and another splash of a raspberry drink syrup
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Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 286

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ¾ oz. Raspberry Syrup
  • 1 ½ oz. Gin
  • 1 ½ oz. Pimms cup #1 liqueur
  • splash dry vermouth
  • ice cubes
  • cucumber or lemon peel for garnishes

Instructions
 

  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add all ingredients.
    3/4 oz. Raspberry Syrup, 1 1/2 oz. Gin, 1 1/2 oz. Pimms cup #1 liqueur, splash dry vermouth, ice cubes
  • Strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber or lemon peel.
  • Stir everything to combine and chill
    cucumber or lemon peel

Notes

Don’t want alcohol but want a mocktail instead?
Have the raspberry syrup with a spritzer! A spritzer is basically referring to a base of bubbly water, which is then flavored with a fruit, a fruit syrup, or a spice syrup. The carbonated liquid doesn’t have to be water, it can be ginger ale, tonic water, sparkling wine, etc. It does need to have bubbles however.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 27mgSugar: 29gCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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