Drunken Raspberry

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz St. Georges Raspberry Brandy
  • .75 oz St. Georges Bruto Americano
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Twist Garnish

Glass

  • Cocktail Glass

Time

  • 2 Minutes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Stir
  3. Strain into cocktail glass
  4. Add lemon twist

The drunken raspberry is a gateway cocktail.

Brandy, check.
Trendy bitter ingredient, check.
Delicious sweet taste, check.
Lots of subtle flavor, check.

For the girl (or guy) looking to transition from a cosmo into something more flavorful or complicated the Drunken Raspberry is a great pick. It's a delicious summer cocktail that doesn't take itself too seriously, and it packs a solid punch.

The drink features features St. Georges Raspberry brandy as the star ingredient. In making the brandy, master distiller Lance Winters starts with whole raspberries: that's not just the fruit, but also the seeds, stems, and twigs. These are mashed down, fermented, and distilled to create a delicious brandy that captures the full flavor of the fruit. The whole California Raspberry terroir - bright fruit, earthy notes, and a sweet taste.

The drink's second most significant ingredient is St. Georges new Bruto Americano, an apertivo / amaro style liquor with a strong, bitter flavor and complex wood notes. 

The two ingredients combine with lemon juice to create a sweet raspberry cocktail that tastes like a fresh sorbet.