There are moments in time which people always knew where they were at a precise moment, or perhaps a specific song, or so many other seminal events. Yeah, this isn’t that grandiose but I along with my wife, son and his fiancé) remember having this cocktail with a good young man and his new bride while they were on their honeymoon. We all sat at the California Grill atop the Contemporary Hotel at Walt Disney World. Henry, took a sip of his cocktail, so did his new wife, Elizabeth. He asked if I could make this drink at home? Conversation ensued. We all then stepped outside onto the catwalk to watch Disney’s incredible nightly fireworks from a most incredible view.
That night, those drinks (this drink), the moments — they’re something which I will forever remember.
Recipe courtesy Cocktails_With.Me
1.5 oz Svedka Raspberry Vodka
.75 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
.75 oz Cointreau
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
6 Raspberries for muddling
2 Raspberries Garnish
Sugar half the rim (full if you prefer) of a chilled martini glass.
Muddle 6 raspberries in a cocktail shaker with the remaining ingredients save the garnish raspberries.
Fill the shaker three quarters full with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled.
Double strain into sugar rimmed chilled martini glass and garnish with the two remaining raspberries on a cocktail pick.