Updated: Apr 10, 2022
Who’s ready for the perfect weekend Cocktail? Try this vodka raspberry fizz cocktail!
What is a Raspberry Fizz Cocktail?
I don’t think there’s a day that goes by in the Summer where a refreshing cocktail hasn’t come in and saved the day. Not to say I need alcohol to save myself, but there’s just something about BBQing on the deck in the backyard while being accompanied by an ice cold refresher.
Muddled raspberries topped with vodka and sparkling water is a combination we didn’t know we needed. It all started with a simple syrup that sparked the idea of a semi-sweet yet sour cocktail. We were busy perfecting a sugar drizzle for an upcoming cake recipe and had the idea to use some leftover raspberries at first as a garnish for a cocktail. As we began smashing up raspberries we had a brilliant idea…let’s add alcohol to this!
Our first attempt at the Raspberry Fizz was unsuccessful. It was too sweet and not a strong enough raspberry flavour. After testing a few more cocktails (the best part of my job) we found the right measurements for the most delish cocktail combination.
The raspberries infused in sparkling water is like a fruit explosion when you first begin to sip the cocktail. It’s hard not to get glorious chunks of raspberry in every swig. Think of it as a sparkling raspberry sangria – which we should totally make next.
This cocktail is light, semi-sweet and perfect for entertaining this Summer. You could serve it at a variety of occasions, such as:
Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day)
Or just lounging around the house
Raspberry Fizz Cocktail Recipe
4 Ounces Vodka
2 Ounces Black Raspberry Liqueur
4 Ounces Sparkling Water
1 Cup Raspberries, Muddled
1 Teaspoon Honey
4 Ounces Vodka - I love adding vodka to fruit-based cocktails. You rarely notice the taste of the alcohol and it gives any drink that extra boozy kick. I love using the Belvedere Pure Vodka! White rum or gin would also be delicious for this recipe.
2 Ounces Liqueur - I love a potent liqueur that masks the taste of hard alcohol. I used Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur!
4 Ounces Soda - I like using sparkling water or seltzer instead of soda for less calories. But you can also use sprite if you are looking for a little bit more sugar.
1 Cup Fruit - I muddled fresh raspberries. You could also use other red fruits including strawberries, raspberries, and blood oranges for this vodka fizz.
1 Teaspoon Sugar/ Honey - This is completely optional! But you can add some sugar or honey for a little extra sweetness. I'd omit if you're using soda! If you're using honey, I recommend White Raw Honey from Drizzle.
Garnish With Mint - This is optional, we did not add it to this recipe, but I love the flavor of mint with berries.
Garnish With Raspberries - It let's your guests know what your drink is all about!
Cocktail Instructions & Steps
Crafting this cocktail only requires 6 quick and easy steps:
Muddle your fresh raspberries. Set aside in the fridge to chill.
In a cocktail shaker add vodka, liqueur and ice. Shake well.
In a glass of your choice add ice followed by your muddled raspberries.
Strain mixture from cocktail shaker into glass.
Add a splash of sparkling water or seltzer of choice.
Garnish with mint.
Let us know your thoughts on our vodka raspberry fizz cocktail.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes
Serving: Serves 2