Raspberry Lemon Drop
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Raspberry Lemon Drop
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.73 / 5
Inspired by the "Pink Pick" served at the Freedom Beat in the Downtown Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Inspired by the "Pink Pick" served at the Freedom Beat in the Downtown Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Base ingredient
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Raspberry vodka
Alcohol content
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26.67% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a Raspberry Lemon Drop

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim of a glass and roll in sugar, and add a pinch to the bottom of the glass if desired
Add raspberry vodka, triple sec, and lemon juice to cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Add a splash of Chambord to the glass, then strain shaker into martini glass and serve
~ Can also be served in a lowball glass over ice ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake a Raspberry Lemon Drop cocktail?

To properly shake a Raspberry Lemon Drop, start by adding the triple sec, lemon juice, raspberry liqueur, and raspberry vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. This method helps to chill the cocktail while slightly diluting it, enhancing its flavors. Then, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for a Raspberry Lemon Drop?

For a Raspberry Lemon Drop, a lemon twist or a few fresh raspberries make an excellent garnish. You can also rim the glass with sugar before pouring the drink to add a sweet touch. This enhances both the visual appeal and the taste of the cocktail, providing a nice contrast to the tartness of the lemon juice.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of raspberry liqueur in a Raspberry Lemon Drop?

Yes, any type of raspberry liqueur can be used in a Raspberry Lemon Drop, but choosing a high-quality liqueur will enhance the overall flavor of your cocktail. If available, opt for a liqueur that boasts a more natural raspberry flavor, as it will lend a more authentic taste to your drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Raspberry Lemon Drop compare to a standard glass of wine?

The Raspberry Lemon Drop has an alcohol content of 26.67%, which is significantly higher than a standard glass of wine, which typically contains about 12-15% alcohol. This means that the cocktail is stronger and should be consumed more moderately than you would a similar volume of wine.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion for serving a Raspberry Lemon Drop?

A Raspberry Lemon Drop is perfect for summer gatherings, cocktail parties, or as a refreshing pre-dinner drink. Its sweet and tart profile makes it a great choice for celebrations or any occasion where a light, fruity cocktail would be enjoyed.

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