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February 05, 2013

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Valentine's Theme Cocktails!

Celebrate your sweetie this year with one of these great Valentine themed drinks!

 

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Martini

Sweeten up your sweetheart with our champagne, raspberry, and nonalcoholic Valentine's Day cocktails.

Crushed raspberries and mint syrup are shaken up with vodka and a splash of cranberry juice to make this red-hot cocktail.

Ingredients

·         1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim

·         3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers

·         10 raspberries

·         1/4 cup vodka

·         2 tablespoons cranberry juice

·         Ice cubes

Directions

1.     Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass.

2.     Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately.

 

Rasmopolitan

Say "I love you" with a fruity cocktail that combines raspberry with the traditional flavors of a cosmopolitan.

Ingredients

·         1 ounce (2 tablespoons) citrus-flavored vodka

·         1 ounce (2 tablespoons) raspberry-flavored vodka

·         1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Chambord

·         1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

·         1 tablespoon Simple Syrup Simple Syrup

·         2 tablespoons cranberry juice

·         Raspberries for garnish

Directions

1.     Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodkas, Chambord, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake or stir until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries; serve immediately.

December 17, 2012

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