Guilty Pleasures: Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail
‘Tis the season for cool cocktails, garnished with juicy fruits and colorful flowers. Raise a glass!
Martha Stewart shares with us chef Michael Schulson’s Valentine Cocktail Recipe!
• 1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim
• 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
• 10 raspberries
• 1/4 cup vodka
• 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
• Ice cubes
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.
Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately.
5 Ways to Name Your Signature Cocktail
1. Your names. Play around with your first and last names. Combine your two names. Or you can even pick two different drinks, one named for the bride , the other named for the groom. The Ben-Jen. The Smith-tini. John on the Rocks. Fiona Fizz. You get the idea.
2. Wedding word play. Incorporate different bridal terms. Instead of the Bloody Mary, serve a Bloody Marry Me. Others include Mai Tai the Knot, Wedding Bell-ini, Ale you Need is Love, Blushing Bride, Sealed with a Kiss, Mint to Be.
3. A special destination. Where you first met, where he proposed, where you’re getting married, where you’re honeymooning. There are many meaningful destinations that can be worked into your signature cocktail name. A Shore-tini. Hoboken Breeze. Hawaii Kiss.
4. Colors. Work your wedding colors into your drinks. The Pink Pony. Something Blue. Tequila Turquoise.
5. Hobbies, sports or activities. Your drink name can showcase your special interests and individual personalities. Yoga-tinis. Met Mojitos. Rum Runners.
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