An Original Production of DC Homegrown Entertainment, LLC
HOME Cocktail of the Week Meet the Crew Past Show Archive Show Guests Blog Talk
Radio
DC Homegrown Entertainment Contact Us


    

Check out previous recipes for the
Cocktail of the Week

 

 

BERRY VODKA SMASHBERRY VODKA SMASH

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vodka (can also use bourbon or white rum)
  • 2 raspberries 1 medium strawberry, stem removed
  • 1 teaspoon blackberry jam or preserves (strawberry/raspberry jam can be substituted)
  • 1/2 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs as garnish
  • 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup hot water for the honey syrup

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, muddle strawberry, raspberries, jam, and rosemary until fruit is pulverized into a smooth pulp.
  2. Add vodka, lemon, 1/2 ounce of honey syrup, and a cup of ice.
  3. Shake with a cup of ice and pour all contents into a double old fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and rosemary spring if desired.
  5. For the honey syrup: heat 1/4 cup of water in the microwave for 45 seconds until warm. Stir in 1/4 cup of honey until fully dissolved and golden brown. The proper consistency is a little thicker than water when at room temp.
Think of it as the mojitos arch-nemesis, packed with fresh fruits, herbs, a natural sweetener, and citrus. Not a vodka fan? It could easily be made with bourbon or white rum, rendering equally delicious results.

Got a favorite cocktail recipe you'd like to share? Send it to us!