The world of Martinis is rich and diverse, and today we’re muddling our way to one of our favorite variations—the Raspberry Martini. With just a few ingredients and a jiggle of your cocktail shaker, the Raspberry Martini comes together easily. The blushing red hue is seductive and inviting, and it hits all the right notes as it glides across your palate. It’s sweet yet tart, and oh-so-romantic with a lingering fresh berry burst. Shake a few this Valentine’s Day and share the love over a well-made Raspberry Martini.
Chill your Martini glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Muddle the raspberries well to extract the maximum juice and flavor.
Garnish with a fresh raspberry in the glass, or skewer two raspberries on a cocktail stick and place it on the rim of the glass.
Add the raspberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle well to crush
Pour the vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice into the shaker
Add 1 scoop of ice, then close the shaker and shake for 20 seconds
Strain into a chilled Martini glass
History of the Raspberry Martini
The Martini is one of the most multifaceted cocktails ever created. On the purist side, there are legions of drinkers with very specific gin or vodka orders and varying amounts of vermouth. In the middle, you’ve got drinkers who enjoy the classics but aren’t afraid to venture into fruity territory. On the far end of the spectrum, some drinkers will shake or blitz anything and pour it into a Martini glass. At The Mixer, there’s room for everyone at the bar. If it wasn’t for experimentation, we wouldn’t be enjoying this gorgeous Raspberry Martini recipe. So, let’s all raise our glasses and toast the world of Martini cocktails!
The Raspberry Martini is an easy cocktail to experiment with and find something that suits your taste. We recommend trying gin instead of vodka for a more complex and botanical cocktail. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try adding chocolate liqueur with a touch of cream to create a chocolate raspberry Martini. Or, if you feel like diving even deeper into the world of Martinis, check out our Dirty Martini, Key Lime Martini, Cucumber Martini, Lemon Drop Martini, Apple Martini, and the ever-popular Pornstar Martini.
When to serve
The Raspberry Martini is a great after-work or sundowner cocktail. It’s simple yet elegant and your guests will always think you’ve gone the extra mile. So, if you’ve got a romantic dinner or picnic planned this Valentine’s Day, shake up some Raspberry Martinis and treat that special someone to something special.