The nodding renealmial

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Author Notes: This drink is inspired by the colors in an art work bearing this name which features the red renealmial ginger amidst other exotic flowers and berries....as well as by Mario Batali introducing Mirto on the Jimmy Fallon show recently with a gin drink. Had to first find the Sardinian myrtle berry liqueur and then experiment with raspberry and a little ginger. Sagegreen

Serves 1

Raspberry ginger vodka

  • 2 ounces fresh raspberries
  • pinch of cane sugar
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  1. Squish the raspberries in a glass container; sprinkle in the sugar. Stir in the ginger; pour in the vodka. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight. Strain the vodka for the drink(s). You can also make more and let this sit longer if you love it. This amount is enough to make about 4 or 6 drinks in all, depending upon how much you use.

The drink

  • 1 1/2 ounce Raspberry ginger vodka
  • 1 oz ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounces Mirto, highly recommended, but optional
  • 2 fresh raspberries, rolled in cane sugar and squished
  • 3/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounces fresh clementine juice
  • crushed ice
  • herb such as lemon verbena or pineapple sage leaf for garnish
  • optional saucer with some cane sugar, a lime wedge and raspberry
  1. In a shaker combine the vodka, Cointreau, Mirto, raspberries, and juices. Shake vigorously until the container becomes very cold (about a minute or so). If you do not have Mirto, you can try this drink then with 1.5 oz. of the vodka and 1 oz of Cointreau. I am happy to report this is really nice, a photo just uploaded to show.
  2. Run a raspberry and a lime wedge around the rim of a well-chilled cocktail glass if you like and lightly roll in some organic cane sugar. Add some crushed ice to the glass. Pour the drink over the ice, with the crushed raspberries if you like. Garnish with an herbal leaf. You may have enough for a drink and a half, if you use a lot of crushed ice.
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Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I bet the Sex In The City gals would drop their cosmos for this yummy libation!

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, lori. I love vodka with fresh raspberries and that undertone of ginger.

Katherine_photo

about 3 years ago kmartinelli

YUM. I could use one of these right now...

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, km. I love this drink! Looking forward to having it over the weekend.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is beautiful, love the addition of Mirto, did you use rosso or blanco? I haven't had that in ion's. Lovely drink!!

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, sdebrango. I used rosso, keeping it all in the reds. I show one photo with the Mirto version next to the vodka/Cointreau version. I like the deepening flavor and color of the Mirto addition.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I didn't even see the other pictures, I prefer rosso made from the berry. This has brought back memories I had not seen or even thought about Mirto for so long, I think its a gorgeous drink!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You really are a mixmaster!

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, again. It was my first time using my new bottle of Mirto from NYC! I would have thought to pair it with a blueberry garnish before, but was delighted instead with the raspberry results.

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I hope you will try this and let me know what you think. Learning how to create drinks has become a new quest this summer!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have to check with my local wine merchant to see if he has Mirto, I am going to try it. Will let you know. On a quest to get Mirto!! Should be pretty easy I would imagine.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Wow! The vodka alone sounds fabulous, and the drink is gorgeous! Never heard of Mirto before, but am very intrigued.

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, hla! You would love this drink with the Mirto! Google Batali and Fallon to see him make a gin drink with Mirto!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I admire that you, and wssmom, and hardlikearmor (and probably others, but you 3 lovelies come immediately to mind) are so adept at creating such, well, creative cocktails.

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thank you, b. Hope you enjoy Florence!!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Leave on Thursday. Every minute between now and then is accounted for.

Bike2

about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I am traveling, too, but not very far...leaving tomorrow! Can't wait to see all your Florentine inspirations when you return!!!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

LOL