Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vanilla Raspberry Cocktail

Combine the fresh summery taste of raspberries with the sweetness of vanilla simple syrup (and just a touch of bitters to keep it interesting), and you've got our new favorite beverage: the vanilla raspberry cocktail.
We found ourselves with a fresh batch of raspberry-infused vodka after we whipped it up for our Whole Foods column. (It is beyond easy to do, so you should really give it a whirl.) And then we also had our vanilla simple syrup on hand. Well, you can see how this drink was destined to be.
We mixed the raspberry vodka and vanilla simple syrup together and found ourselves with a drink that was delicious, but (not surprisingly) quite sweet. We didn't want to muddle up the great summery flavor, so we just added a touch of orange bitters. Now our drink had just the right amount of complexity.
Vanilla Raspberry Cocktail
  • dash of orange bitters 
Place ice in a glass. Add vodka and simple syrup, and a dash of orange bitters. Stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!


  1. Heading out to pick fresh raspberries later this week. Can't wait to try this!

  2. I am totally into your homemade raspberry vodka and the addition of mint, vanilla and bitters sounds just perfect. So fresh and delish!

  3. this is next on my list. i LOVED the vanilla pear drink. i have a jar of mint simple syrup left in my fridge. any suggestions?

    1. Courtney, you can try a mint gin rickey -- we made these last year:
      Let us know what you come up with! :)


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