Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Raspberry-Rose Collins

Like many of you out there, we'll be popping the bubbly open tonight.  But if you want to start with something a little higher-octane, here's something perfectly appropriate.  The raspberries don't add a lot of flavor, but they make the drink a lovely pink hue.

Raspberry-Rose Collins
Makes two cocktails.

3 ounces gin
1 ounce simple syrup (Ginger- or rosemary-infused would be nice.)
1 ounce lemon juice
6 raspberries, plus more for garnish
Soda water

Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker, and muddle gently. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice.  Top with ice and shake.  Strain into two ice-filled Collins glasses and top with soda water.  Garnish with additional raspberries.

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