The Berry Kiss

The Berry Kiss Cocktail This fruity cocktail, The Berry Kiss,  is a raspberry spin on a cosmopolitan. And, it’s perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day! Instructions for making your own Raspberry Simple Syrup are included.

The Berry Kiss

Ingredients
2 ounces Hangar 1 Buddha’s Hand or Mandarine vodka
1/2 ounce Chambord Liqueur
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon Raspberry Simple Syrup (recipe below)
2 tablespoons cranberry juice
Raspberries for garnish

Directions
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodka, Chambord, lime juice, raspberry simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake or stir until well chilled. And, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

Raspberry Simple Syrup
Ingredients
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups raspberries (6 oz.)

Directions
Stir together sugar, 3/4 cup water, and the raspberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When the first bubbles appear, reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer (about 5 minutes).

Let cool, then strain. Will keep up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

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