Our cocktail of the month for August is a hat tip to one of Miss Mercy’s favorite artists – Prince! We decided to take advantage of a wonderful gift from our Pacific Northwest cousin, a bottle of Raspberry Liquor from Skip Rock Distillers in Snohomish, WA. Their website includes a nice list of products including a rye whiskey and a potato vodka.
Miss Mercy discovered two different recipes for the Raspberry Beret and so we decided to try both of them. We found the first recipe to be pleasantly refreshing. The second recipe we thought was a great dessert drink. If you decide to give either of these a try, let us know what you think!
Raspberry Beret #1 – from www.cointreau.com
1.5 oz. Cointreau
.5 oz fresh lime juice
3 fresh raspberries
.5 oz egg whites
1.5 oz soda water
Combine all ingredients apart from the soda water in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with raspberry.
Raspberry Beret #2 – from https://www.barnonedrinks.com/drinks/r/raspberry-beret-2-4080.html
1 oz. Raspberry Vodka
1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 oz. of Raspberry Liquor
2 oz. cream
1 splash of Grenadine
Blend with 8 ice cubes. Pour in a glass rimmed with red-colored sugar, top with whip cream and sprinkle with red colored sugar.