Take your martini game to tart, fruity new heights with this raspberry limoncello martini. Featuring fresh raspberry muddle, limoncello liqueur, lemon juice, Cointreau, and vodka, it strikes the perfect balance between sweet, sour, and boozy. The sugared rim adds a touch of sweetness to offset the bracing citrus.
Raspberry Limoncello Martini
- 5-6 fresh raspberries
- 1 ounce limoncello
- 1⁄2 ounce Cointreau
- 1⁄2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- Lemon wedge and raspberries for garnish
- Sugar for rim (optional)
- If sugaring the rim, wet the outer rim of a chilled martini glass with a lemon wedge, then roll and press into a small plate filled with granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the raspberries until slightly broken down and juicy.
- Add the limoncello, Cointreau, lemon juice, and vodka over ice.
- Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds until thoroughly chilled.
- Strain into the sugared martini glass or serve straight up.
- Garnish with a skewered raspberry and lemon twist.
The fresh raspberry muddle provides the brilliant color along with juicy, sweet berry flavor that pairs perfectly with the citrus vodka and liqueurs. The limoncello and Cointreau offer lightly sweet, lemon and orange citrus essences that mingle with the tart lemon juice.
Make sure your raspberries are ripe and deeply colored for the best flavor infusion. You can also substitute other berries like blackberries or strawberries when in season. Spritz some edible flowers over the top for extra flair. Sip this colorful martini at your next Italian dinner party or anytime you're craving a fruit-forward twist on the vodka martini. The limoncello truly elevates this cocktail into tangy, berry-licious territory.