Celebrate Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day) with this fruity vodka cocktail. Fresh raspberries, lemon and simple syrup are combined with pomegranate juice (pomegranates are a purported aphrodisiac). Add a dash of rosewater for a layer of alluring floral flavor.

EatingWell.com, February 2021

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Credit: Amy Traynor

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Muddle 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, pomegranate juice and rosewater, if using. Fill the shaker three-fourths full with ice. Cover and shake until chilled, then strain the liquid into a cocktail glass. Thread the remaining 4 raspberries on a cocktail stick to garnish the cocktail.

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Tip

You can adjust the amount of simple syrup depending on how tart your pomegranate juice is. If using a bottled juice that is quite sweet, scale the simple syrup back to ½ ounce. To make your own simple syrup, combine 1 cup each granulated sugar and water in a small pan and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold. (Refrigerate for up to 1 month.)

Nutrition Facts

1 cocktail
188 calories; sodium 3mg; carbohydrates 24g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 21g; vitamin a iu 7IU.
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