Berry First Night Cocktail
The Berry First Night cocktail is the perfect way to kick off a special evening! Featuring gin, aquavit, raspberries, lemon, agave, and Greek yogurt.Jump to Recipe
Even though Fall is just around the corner, I’m hanging onto the last few rays of summer with the refreshing Berry First Night cocktail! This delightful concoction brings together the sweet tartness of raspberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice with the botanical kick of aquavit and gin.
I loved experimenting with aquavit, and was pleasantly surprised with its floral, herbal, and hint of citrus notes. I added a dollop of Greek yogurt for a smooth texture, and a touch of agave syrup for some natural sweetness. Cheers!
Aquavit is a unique and flavorful Scandinavian spirit. This clear and potent liquor is primarily distilled from grains or potatoes and is traditionally flavored with a distinctive blend of botanicals, including caraway and dill. Aquavit’s flavor profile is characterized by a combination of herbal, spicy, and sometimes even citrusy notes, making it a versatile addition to cocktails or to sip on its own. Whether you’re a seasoned spirit enthusiast or a curious cocktail explorer, I think aquavit will add a twist to your drinking experience!
Now let’s mix up the Berry First Night Cocktail! Start by adding raspberries and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently muddle them until they break down. Next, add the gin and aquavit to the shaker, followed by the Greek yogurt, agave syrup, and ice.
Shake until everything is well combined and chilled, then strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with a few extra raspberries and some delicate edible flowers, if desired.
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