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This raspberry cocktail is sure to put some blush back on your cheeks. The Raspberry Blush cocktail blends gin, raspberry cordial, and fruit juices into a gin cocktail experience you won’t forget.
Raspberries! If you don’t hear Carol Channing’s voice in your head when you hear that word, you just aren’t saying it right.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been trying all kinds of cocktail recipes that embody that Valentine’s spirit. This Raspberry Blush cocktail is one of those fancy finds.
While vodka is one of the biggest spirits featured in many Valentine’s Day cocktails, we are breaking away from convention by going with gin. For the Raspberry Blush cocktail, you will need a New-Wave Gin, like Hendricks or Martin Miller’s, to accentuate the fruity flavors that make up this scrumptious cocktail.
Diana from Anne of Green Gables was right when she said, “I didn’t know raspberry cordial was so nice.” Neither did I, and it’s also easy to make. All you need are raspberries, lime juice, sugar, and water. Check out this raspberry cordial recipe from Kate MacDonald’s Anne of Green Gables cookbook.
I know sugar or salt rims can be a bit messy and are associated with “girly” drinks, but they really add something to the cocktail’s presentation. Red, pink, white, or a mix of the three would make great choices for giving this cocktail a Valentine’s touch.
The Raspberry Blush is bursting with flavor. The raspberry, lime, and lychee create an exotic taste that will have your mouth falling in love. Pair it with a cucumber gin like Hendrick’s, and you’ve got yourself one damn good cocktail!
This is how you make a Raspberry Blush Cocktail!
Yields: 1 Serving
- 1½ Ounces Gin
- ½ Ounce Raspberry Cordial
- 1 Ounce Lime Juice
- 2½ Ounces Lychee Juice
- Raspberries for Garnish
- Color Sugar for Rims [Optional]
- Cocktail Glass
- Cocktail Shaker
- Bar Spoon
Sugar Rims: Fill a small plate with superfine sugar, making sure the sugar on the plate is thick enough to cover the rim of your glass. Run a lemon or lime wedge along the rim of the glass. Dip rim into the sugar to evenly coat. Shake off excess and set aside in the fridge to chill.
Raspberry Blush: Add gin, raspberry cordial, lime juice and Lychee juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds, or until chilled. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with chilled or frozen raspberries. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 210 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 12.8 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 15 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 6