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Raspberry-Chocolate Kiss Cocktail


Raspberry-Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

Raspberry-Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

Raspberry-Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

Ingredients

1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim (recipe below)
3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
10 raspberries
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons cranberry juice
Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass.
  2. Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler.
  3. Add simple syrup and muddle again.
  4. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 drink.

Mint-Infused Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Stems from 1 bunch of fresh mint

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water, and mint stems. Place over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; let cool. Strain through a sieve. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.