We went back to the drawing board on this one several times until we perfected the vision of this sweet little drink. I saw ‘we’ because my resident cocktail tester was always a big help.
This cocktail is delightful and surprising; made with a mix of raspberry, creme de cocoa and creme de menthe. You can even add a touch of cream if you like; I know I did.
It’s perfect for a sweet Valentine’s celebration. Especially if you’re staying in like we are.
1 1/2 oz raspberry simple syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 oz cream or half and half (optional)
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into small cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Enjoy!
Raspberry Simple Syrup:
Add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of raspberries to a small saucepan. Bring to boil and allow mixture to boil for 3 minutes. All syrup to cool completely and strain off solids. Syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.