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Raspberry Limoncello Cocktail

This vibrant summer cocktail mixes fresh raspberry juice with limoncello and vodka to make a sweet-tart drink that's perfect for warm weather sipping. Serve it straight up as a raspberry limoncello martini, or pour it over ice along with club soda for a drink that's sparkling and light. Best of all, you'll only need 5 ingredients and a few minutes to make it happen!

  • Author: Alexandra
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: shaker
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh raspberry juice, from 5-6 ounces raspberries
  • 1 1/2 ounces good-quality limoncello
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup*
  • 1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice (optional, to make less sweet)
  • ice
  • 2 ounces club soda, seltzer, or sparkling water (optional, to serve as a cooler)
  • raspberries or lemon twist, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the raspberry juice: Mash the raspberries in a measuring glass. Transfer to a piece of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and squeeze out as much juice as possible. 
  2. Combine ingredients: Measure out 2 1/2 ounces of raspberry juice and transfer to a cocktail shaker. Add limoncello, vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice (if using), and fill with ice. Shake well.
  3. Strain and garnish: Strain mixture into glass of choice (see recipe notes below), over ice if desired. Top with club soda (if using) and stir. Garnish with fresh raspberries or a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Notes

*To make simple syrup: Combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a microwave-safe measuring glass (microwave method) or saucepan (stovetop method). 

  • Microwave method: Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. 
  • Stovetop method: Place on the stove over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes, just until the sugar has dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to come to a simmer or boil. 

Allow simple syrup to cool completely before using for cocktails. Store it in a jar in the refrigerator.

Serving Options: This drink can be served without ice or club soda in a martini glass, over ice in a rocks/lowball glass, or over ice with club soda in a highball/Collins glass, depending on how strong you like your cocktails.

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