How to Mix Drinks With Raspberry Vodka

You can make tasty raspberry vodka cocktails, such as a raspberry martini or a cosmopolitan, by taking extra preparation steps and combining the vodka and fruit yourself a few days ahead of time for the foundation, or you can use a commercial raspberry-flavored vodka instead — many producers of vodka offer raspberry varieties. Mix a variety of trendy drinks with raspberry vodka and few simple ingredients.

Mix drinks with raspberry vodka to save steps in preparation.

Fruit Preparation

Step 1

Clean and slice half of a lemon into wedges. Place the wedges in a small bowl or similar container. Cover and set aside.

Step 2

Wash one lime and slice up half of it into wedges. Place the lime wedges in a small bowl or container. Cover and set aside. Squeeze juice from the other half of the lime into a small pitcher or container. Cover the lime juice and set it aside.

Step 3

Make a sweet-and-sour mix with lemon juice and sugar. Pour 8 oz. of lemon juice into a shaker. Add 2 tbsp. of sugar and shake until blended. Pour the mixture into a small pitcher or container and cover. Keep the sweet-and-sour mix separate from the remaining lemon juice.

Raspberry Vodka Martini

Step 1

Ice a cocktail glass by filling it with a scoop of ice and a bit of water. Set it to the side and begin mixing the raspberry vodka martini ingredients while you're waiting for the cocktail glass to cool.

Step 2

Load a scoop of ice into your cocktail shaker. Pour 1 1/2 oz. of raspberry vodka into the shaker over the ice. Add 3/4 oz. of raspberry-flavored Chambord liqueur to the mix for extra fruit essence. Include .20 oz. of sweet-and-sour mix or lemon-lime soda and .20 oz. of fresh cranberry juice.

Step 3

Empty the ice water out of the cocktail glass. Shake the combined martini ingredients in the shaker until thoroughly mixed. Strain into the cooled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Raspberry Kazi

Step 1

Chill a cocktail glass by filling it with ice water and set it aside while you prepare the ingredients for a raspberry kazi.

Step 2

Combine a scoop of ice, 1 oz. of raspberry vodka, 1 oz. of triple sec and 1 oz. of sweet-and-sour mix into a clean shaker. Add 1/2 oz. of grenadine syrup for extra flavoring, the Drinks Heaven website suggests.

Step 3

Shake until well-blended. Dump the ice water from the cocktail glass and pour the drink mixture into it through a strainer to serve. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Raspberry Cosmopolitan

Step 1

Cool a cocktail glass by filling it with ice water and setting it aside while mixing raspberry cosmopolitan ingredients.

Step 2

Pour 1 oz. of raspberry vodka and 1/2 oz. of orange liqueur into a clean shaker. Add a scoop of ice, a splash of lime juice and a splash of cranberry juice.

Step 3

Shake ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Remove the ice water from the cocktail glass. Pour the cosmopolitan mixture into the glass through a strainer.

Step 4

Grab a lemon wedge and cut or shave off a piece of the peel. Coil it with your fingers to make a lemon twist garnish. Hang it over the edge of the cocktail glass and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 small plastic pitchers or containers with covers

  • 2 small bowls or plastic containers with covers

  • Several cocktail glasses

  • Ice scooper

  • Knife

  • Jigger

  • Juicer

  • Shaker

  • Shaker glass or cover

  • Spoon

  • Strainer

  • 1 lime

  • 1/2 Lemon

  • 10 oz. of lemon juice

  • Cranberry juice

  • Grenadine syrup

  • Chambord black raspberry liqueur

  • Orange liqueur

  • Raspberry vodka

  • Triple sec

  • Ice

  • Sugar

  • Lemon-lime soda (optional)

Tip

You can substitute orange liqueur with triple sec in some drink recipes, but keep in mind that triple sec is very sweet.

Lemon-lime soda can replace sweet-and-sour mix in some drink recipes, but it may change the flavor or personality of a drink.

Warning

Always drink alcohol responsibly; if you're hosting a gathering where cocktails will be flowing freely, offer to call a cab for any guests needing a ride home.

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