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Sweet, delicious, and a beautiful shade of blue, the berry white is a vodka martini you will not want to miss. This fun cocktail recipe mixes fruity flavors with a delicate chocolate accent and it is a fabulous addition to any party.
The blue color of the cocktail comes from UV Blue, that tempting raspberry-flavored vodka which stands out from all the rest in the bar and liquor store. In this recipe, it is accented with orange and lime flavors along with a little crème de cacao for a hint of chocolate. The result is a semi-sweet drink that is perfect for dessert or anytime you want a simple but impressive blue martini.
- 1 1/2 ounce UV Blue Vodka
- 1/2 ounce crème de cacao (white)
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all of the ingredients.
Tips and Tricks
This cocktail is incredibly easy to mix up, so you don't need any special bartending skills to pull it off. Yet, there are a few tricks to improving the taste and ensuring you get the right look.
While you can typically choose any brand of vodka you like for cocktails, this one relies specifically on UV Blue. No other vodka on the market pairs the taste of raspberry with a bold blue color and there are no good substitutes available. Luckily, it happens to be one of the best affordable vodkas on the market, so it's also a good choice for the budget-conscious drinker.
When choosing the chocolate liqueur, it's best to go with white crème de cacao. This is a clear, sweet liqueur that allows the vodka alone to control the martini's color. The dark variety of cacao is brown, as are most other chocolate liqueurs, and all of them will muddy up the look of the drink.
You do not need to buy the best triple sec at the liquor store, but try to avoid the cheapest bottles. In cocktails as simple and clean as this recipe, each ingredient plays an important role in the finished taste. Besides, orange liqueurs will be used all the time in your bar as you explore drinks, so it really is a good idea to keep quality and versatility in mind when selecting one.
Lime juice is just as important as the other ingredients in this martini. You'll find that the best berry white is made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. Limes typically yield 1/2- to 1-ounce of juice per fruit, so one lime will take care of one or two drinks.
If you would like to add a garnish to this martini, a simple lime or orange twist would be an elegant touch. Cut the peel from the limes you're going to juice before slicing them open to get the most out of each fruit. To preserve a twist, place it in a glass of ice-cold water until it's time to serve the drink.