Raspberry Martinis, 3 Ways

Last summer, I found a new hobby in making my own fruit liqueurs. I experimented endlessly with different fruits and different methods. Not all of them were successful... it's a learning process! One of my favorites was a raspberry liqueur I made with fresh local berries from the farmers market.

A year later, I decided to go back to that same market for more fresh berries, and turn those berries and liqueurs into some fabulous summer cocktails.

Raspberry Mint, Raspberry Lime, and Triple Berry Martinis

Raspberry Mint Martini

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Chill martini glass by filling with ice water. Set aside.
  2. In mixing glass, muddle raspberries and mint leaves until juice is extracted from the berries.
  3. Fill mixing glass with ice.
  4. Pour in vodka and raspberry liqueur.
  5. Shake mixture vigorously until shaking can frosts over.
  6. Discard ice water from martini glass.
  7. Double strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
  8. Garnish with mint leaf and raspberry.

Raspberry Lime Martini

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Chill martini glass by filling with ice water. Set aside.
  2. In mixing glass, muddle raspberries and lime wedges until juice is extracted from the fruit.
  3. Fill mixing glass with ice.
  4. Pour in vodka, raspberry liqueur, and lime juice.
  5. Shake mixture vigorously until shaking can frosts over.
  6. Discard ice water from martini glass.
  7. Double strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
  8. Garnish with lime wheel and raspberry.

Triple Berry Martini

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Chill martini glass by filling with ice water. Set aside.
  2. In mixing glass, muddle raspberries and black raspberries until juice is extracted from the berries.
  3. Fill mixing glass with ice.
  4. Pour in vodka, raspberry liqueur, and blackberry liqueur.
  5. Shake mixture vigorously until shaking can frosts over.
  6. Discard ice water from martini glass.
  7. Double strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
  8. Garnish with trio of berries.