Friday, February 15, 2013

Raspberries & Cream


Looks heavenly, doesn't it? If you didn't get quite enough pink, red and romance yesterday (and really, can you ever have enough of those things?), I think it's perfectly acceptable to make Valentine's last a few more days!


Raspberries & Cream 

1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
3/4 oz Tuaca
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup 
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1/2 cup fresh raspberries 
heavy cream 

Combine vodka, Tuaca, lime juice, syrup, bitters and raspberries in a mixing glass and muddle until the raspberries are pulverized. Add ice, shake, then double strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with a gentle pour of heavy cream; stir before sipping.

Notes: Tuaca, a citrus-vanilla liqueur, isn't something you'll usually find in my home bar, but a 50 ML bottle (those little airline staples) is just enough to mix up two of these cocktails without having to make space in your liquor cabinet. If you're a planner (and can wait until next week), put two split vanilla beans in two cups of vodka (I like Tito's) for homemade vanilla vodka. Cheers!


Image and Recipe from Cocktail Remedy, a fabulous resource for fresh fruit sippers.

13 comments:

  1. i adore this so much! perfect for the holiday and super girly. CUTE!

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  2. what a beauty! cheers to the weekend~

    always, koru kate

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  3. Tuaca sounds delicious! What a gorgeous drink!

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  4. Oh wow -- that does look heavenly! I'm definitely keeping the romance around. :)

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  5. heavy cream!? now we're talking!

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  6. yum! and such a fantastic color. happy weekend, lena!

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  7. I never seem to make cocktails with cream in them, but this looks like the perfect excuse to indulge a bit.

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  8. Yummy! I can't wait to put together my bar cart in my new apartment. Going to just do a little one on a tray on the kitchen bar area, but it's going to be super cute.

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  9. Sounds absolutely delicious. Hope you are enjoying the long weekend! xo style, she wrote

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  10. Makes me wish I wasn't allergic to raspberries; these drinks look amazing!
    ~Lori

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  11. i have those glasses! they're from c&b and look great for the price. also, this drink looks amazing!!

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  12. I have never had vanilla vodka! Must try!!

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  13. Oh wow! I'm thirsty just looking at these beautiful beverages!

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