The nodding renealmial

July 3, 2011

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

Ingredients

Raspberry ginger vodka

  • 2 ounces fresh raspberries
  • pinch of cane sugar
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot

The drink

  • 1 1/2 ounces Raspberry ginger vodka
  • 1 oz ounces Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce Mirto, highly recommended, but optional
  • 2 fresh raspberries, rolled in cane sugar and squished
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce 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
In This Recipe

Directions

Raspberry ginger vodka

  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. 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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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

11 Reviews

lorigoldsby July 6, 2011
I bet the Sex In The City gals would drop their cosmos for this yummy libation!
 
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Sagegreen July 8, 2011
Thanks, lori. I love vodka with fresh raspberries and that undertone of ginger.
 
kmartinelli July 5, 2011
YUM. I could use one of these right now...
 
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Sagegreen July 8, 2011
Thanks, km. I love this drink! Looking forward to having it over the weekend.
 
hardlikearmour July 3, 2011
Wow! The vodka alone sounds fabulous, and the drink is gorgeous! Never heard of Mirto before, but am very intrigued.
 
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Sagegreen July 3, 2011
Thanks, hla! You would love this drink with the Mirto! Google Batali and Fallon to see him make a gin drink with Mirto!
 
boulangere July 3, 2011
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.
 
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Sagegreen July 3, 2011
Thank you, b. Hope you enjoy Florence!!
 
boulangere July 3, 2011
Leave on Thursday. Every minute between now and then is accounted for.
 
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Sagegreen July 3, 2011
I am traveling, too, but not very far...leaving tomorrow! Can't wait to see all your Florentine inspirations when you return!!!
 
wssmom July 4, 2011
LOL