Raspberry Gin Cocktail
Sweet with a lovely fruity taste to it, a Raspberry Gin Cocktail is a festive drink to make up for Valentine’s Day. This raspberry and lemon gin drink is simple to make and so delicious.
My new favorite cocktail is this light and refreshing Raspberry Gin Cocktail. It’s made using an easy raspberry simple syrup, some fresh squeezed citrus, gin and elderflower liqueur and a splash of bubbles. We’re making our own simple syrup made without refined sugars for a delicious cocktail.
We’ve also spruced up the ice cubes by adding raspberries into them! So cute, so festive. We love making this on Valentine’s Day, because of the beautiful color, but it goes equally as well over the holidays, too.
Let’s Start with the Ingredient List
- Fresh Raspberries
- Elderflower Liqueur
- Maple Syrup
- Club Soda
How to Customize It
While we love the mash-up of raspberry, lemon, and elderflower in this cocktail, there is certainly room to play a bit here with this recipe.
Fruit: Swap in another berry that you like, such as blackberries or strawberries.
Club Soda: Don’t want to use or don’t have champagne? You can also use Prosecco or Moscato wine to a similar effect.
Citrus: Swap in another citrus, such as orange or lime!
How to Make the Raspberry Ice Cubes
This is an optional step, but it’s so cute to have the raspberries floating in the ice cubes. To make them I simple stuck a fresh raspberry in the ice cube tray, covered with water and place in the freezer until frozen solid.
I use these large ice cube molds meant for making ice for cocktails so that melt slower (and thus don’t dilute the drink quite as quickly).
If you like this cocktail recipe, check out these others:
- The BEST Margarita Ever!
- Naturally Sweetened Mint Mojito
- Raspberry Gin Cocktail
- Lemon Honey Vodka Cocktail
Raspberry Gin Cocktail
- Prep Time: 00:05
- Cook Time: 00:10
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: Makes 1 1x
- Category: Drink
- Diet: Gluten Free
For the Raspberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 pint raspberries
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
For the Cocktail:
- 1.5 ounces gin
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce club soda or sparkling water
- 1.5 ounces raspberry simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce elderflower liquor (optional)
- Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
- Raspberry Ice Cubes
- Add raspberries, water and maple syrup to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, and then reduce the heat to simmer until the syrup has reduced to half, about 10 minutes. Strain, and let cool completely.
- Add gin, lemon juice, club soda, 1.5 ounces of the raspberry simple syrup, and elderflower to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Serve immediately with one or two raspberry ice cubes (or regular ice cubes) and a sprig or rosemary.
To make raspberry ice cubes: a raspberry into a hole of an ice cub stray, cover with water and let freeze.
Leftover raspberry simple syrup will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
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February 10, 2017
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