Sunday, May 27, 2012

Raspberry Lemontini

Hi Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been full of sun, family, friends, and some pretty amazing martinis. And I'm sharing the martini recipe today because it really is the best martini recipe I have ever tried. Here are the main players...


Combine 1 cup of sugar with 6 oz of fresh raspberries. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat until the berries dissolve and liquify, stirring frequently. Pass the liquid through a fine mesh sieve to remove all the seeds. You end up with this beautiful raspberry simple sugar.


I used 12 oz of raspberries and got back just about 12 oz of simple syrup. This can be used to make about 5 martinis. Here's how you put together 1 martini:

-Fill a martini shaker to the top with ice.

-Into the shaker add...

2 oz vodka
1.5 oz triple sec
1.5 oz raspberry simple syrup
the juice of 1 lemon (~ 1 oz lemon juice)

Shake, shake, shake! Wet the rim of the martini glass using a lemon wedge, then add fine sugar to the rim. Pour your shaken martini into your sugared glass. Enjoy!!


I loved this martini. It was just enough sweet and just enough sour and just pretty amazing. I bet it would be delicious with other types of berries as well. I can't wait to experiment more!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Cheers!

11 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Mara sounds like such a yummy summer drink. Recipe bookmarked--thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

Girl that looks good...how come I was not invited....lol :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Now that's what I'm talking about Mara! :) Happy Memorial Day!

Samantha Hauzer said...

omg, YUM!! I want one right now!

wendipooh13 said...

what a yummy, pretty drink!!!!

Juliana said...

Oh this looks yummy!!! TFS!!!

mustangkayla said...

OH man those look yummy!

Elena said...

Oh, YUM! May have to try this soon! My hubs made some amazing limey martinis ovetr the weekend... I foresee a drinking problem starting if these taste as good ;)

Rebecca said...

mmmmmm sounds delish!

BethieJ said...

UM YUM!! I thinks I be needing one of those cuties about now! :) Well it is 11am.. it is ok right.. it is berries.. we can call it a SMOOTHIE since it isnt noon yet! ;) ha!
Must print this recipe.. sounds to GOOD not to TRY!!
have a GREAT day Mara!

Aimee Kidd said...

THat looks so yummy!! ;)