another friday is upon us + the weekend lies ahead, which means it’s the perfect time for another decadent cocktail. this drink, like the chocolate raspberry martini, is typically served after dinner, as a dessert cocktail. with its gorgeous lilac color, i think it would be equally wonderful as the signature drink for a bridal shower or bachelorette party, or to get a girls’ night out started off on the right note.
the flavors in this cocktail are quite subtle, which i enjoy, although if you prefer sharper, stronger flavors, you could pump up the berry notes with some fresh pureed raspberries. the martini tastes almost like melted vanilla/raspberry ice cream – the alcohol is barely noticeable, so be careful! i hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, + has the opportunity to relax, with this drink, or the cocktail of your choice.
raspberry cheesecake martini
makes 1 martini, adapted from instyle magazine
1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz. raspberry liquer (i used chambord)
1 oz. heavy cream
crushed graham crackers mixed with granulated sugar for the glass rim
shake all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker, strain into a chilled martini glass garnished with the crushed graham cracker mixture around the rim.print this recipe