I consider myself a party chameleon; I can have fabulous fun at any party from a hippie hangout in the Berkeley hills to a swanky soirée on a Manhattan rooftop. I apply the same open-minded mentality to cocktails. While there is a time and place for a whiskey-laced Sazerac, there is also a suitable occasion for this frilly pink concoction. It's served in a rimmed martini glass and known as a raspberry-chocolate kiss.
Valentine's Day is the opportune time for this sort of sweet, girlie drink. It has a chocolate wafer-cookie rim and fresh raspberry flavor. A simple syrup infused with mint provides a delicate herbal essence to the delightfully fruity mixture. If you enjoy cosmopolitans, you'll love this drink.
I sipped the spirit-lifting libation after a long day and trust me — it's the perfect cure to the single girl Valentine's Day blues. To look at the recipe, read more.
1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim (recipe below) Makes 1 drink. 1 cup sugar Makes 1 1/2 cups.
3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons cranberry juice
1 cup water
Stems from 1 bunch of fresh mint
1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim (recipe below)
Makes 1 drink.
1 cup sugar
Makes 1 1/2 cups.