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.

Two glasses with a raspberry gin cocktail and a sprig of rosemary.

My new favorite mixed drink 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.

The ice cubes have been spruced up 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.

Two glasses with a raspberry gin cocktail.

Let’s Start with the Ingredient List

  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Gin
  • Lemons
  • 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!

A hand holding a pink raspberry cocktail made from gin and raspberries.

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, simply stick a fresh raspberry in the ice cube tray, cover it with water, and place it in the freezer until frozen solid.

I use these large ice cube molds meant for making ice for cocktails so they melt slower (and thus don’t dilute the drink quite as quickly).

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Raspberry Gin Cocktail

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.

  • Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve immediately with one or two raspberry ice cubes (or regular ice cubes) and a sprig or rosemary.

Notes

To make raspberry ice cubes: place 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.

Keywords: Raspberry Gin Cocktail

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February 10, 2017

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      1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This is going to be one of my fav summer drinks. Weather is getting warmer here so time for my drink gynny gynnnnnn…. mmmm

  1. For the syrup when you say ne package of raspberries Howe much is that? We buy them in big packages of 1kg here so I’m wondering how much to use. Looks fantastic cannot wait to try it out!

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