Bubbly Girl Cocktail Recipes, Drinks

The Raspberry Dream: A Yummy Valentine’s Day Cocktail

February 3, 2011
Raspberries, Chambord and a splash of cream make for a deliciously dreamy cocktail sure to please any Valentine..

Raspberries, Chambord and a splash of cream make for a deliciously dreamy cocktail sure to please any Valentine..

It’s that season when people start thinking about red and pink drinks — the two staple colors of Valentine’s season entertaining. I love working with red fruits like raspberries because the color is so inviting and the sweet-tart berries add such a bright flavor.

I was thinking about a grown-up raspberry milkshake when I came up with this Raspberry Dream cocktail that mixes the fruit with the black raspberry liqueur Chambord, vanilla-infused vodka and a splash of half-and-half.

If you need another reason besides deliciousness to drink your raspberries, it turns out they’re really good for you. Raspberries are high in ellagic acid which helps prevent free radical damage and the flavonoid compounds quercetin and kaempferol, which play a role in fighting a number of diseases, according to World’s Healthiest Foods. Black raspberries may help ward off colon cancer, according to this study from the University of Illinois at Chicago reported on Science Daily.com.

Sounds good to me!

Raspberry Dream
4 fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon half-and-half
2 ounces Chambord
1 ounce vanilla-infused vodka, see note

Muddle the raspberries in a cocktail shaker glass. Add the half-and-half, Chambord,
simple syrup, vodka and ice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish
with a raspberry.

Note: Making your own vanilla vodka is easy, just slit a vanilla bean, slide it into your favorite vodka and wait a few days.
© The Bubbly Girl, 2011

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