Springing Over Spring?

It reached 82 degrees here yesterday. To give you an idea of how unusual that is, our previous high for March 15 was 69 degrees. It was more than warm. It was downright hot. Now, we aren't likely to keep such toasty weather for long, but the weekend is promising more temperatures in the 70s. Therefore, it's time to break out my martini shaker and make some fruity drinks. And today, I'm sharing one of my favorites:

You can make this drink without the Chambord, but it's so pretty when you carefully add the liqueur and allow it to sink to the bottom of your glass. The result is a beautifully layered cocktail that you can slip leisurely as you enjoy the lovely weather. Sounds like a good plan to me! Happy weekend, all.

Raspberry Lemon Drop

  • 1 1/2 oz. raspberry vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. sweet and sour mix
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord - raspberry liqueur

Muddle a couple of lemon wedges, if desired. Pour ingredients except for the Chambord, that comes last. Shake cold with ice, and strain into a pretty martini glass. Now pour the Chambord. When pouring, touch the end of the pour spout to the inside for the martini glass. The Chambord will naturally sink to the bottom of the cocktail giving you a layered effect. Once again this goes back to presentation; it just looks cool to do it this way.

  • Yields: 1 drink
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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