The Berried Treasure Cocktail

The Berried Treasure Cocktail - New Amsterdam Red Raspberry Vodka Recipe

New Amsterdam Spirits

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
175 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The berried treasure cocktail is a sweet recipe that makes excellent use of New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka. It is, admittedly, a little unusual, but it works very well and offers an intriguing flavor combination not often found in raspberry cocktails.

This recipe was created for New Amsterdam by New York City mixologist Hal Wolin. In it, he has combined the sweet berry-flavored vodka with lemonade and crème de cacao. That last ingredient gives it a sweet chocolate kiss (presumably, the "treasure") that's absolutely fabulous against the fruits, even the tart lemonade.

Serve this one as a refreshing dessert cocktail after a spring or summer dinner party. It would be fabulous with light, fruity desserts like yogurt and Cool Whip pie or a fresh fruit tart.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces berry vodka (New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka)
  • 3/4 ounce lemonade
  • 3/4 ounce crème de cacao (white)
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the berry vodka, lemonade, and crème de cacao.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.​

  4. Garnish with a lemon peel.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Crème de cacao really is the best chocolate liqueur choice for this particular recipe. Most other options are creamy, which is not ideal with lemonade.
  • If all you have in stock is dark crème de cacao, use it. The taste won't change, but the cocktail will have a brownish color.
  • This drink is much better with homemade lemonade. You don't need to make a whole batch either. Simply pour 1 part each fresh lemon juice and simple syrup with 2 parts water, shaking it with ice in your cocktail shaker. With that formula, you can make as little or as much as you like and can customize the sweet and sour flavors to perfectly suit your taste.
  • Serving this drink in a chilled glass will keep it cooler longer and make your entire drinking experience a little more pleasant. Since cocktail glasses are awkward in the freezer, especially if you're limited on space, place a few ice cubes in the glass while you're mixing for a quick chill.

Recipe Variation

Give this drink a little sparkle by topping it with a sparkling rosé. The blush pink wine often has hints of strawberry and watermelon, which would be fabulous accents for the martini's flavors.

How Strong Is a Berried Treasure Cocktail?

The berried treasure is lighter than most fruity vodka martinis. It helps that the vodka is 70 proof and the low-proof liqueur is diluted with lemonade. With those factors in mind, this drink's alcohol content is just 18 percent ABV (36 proof). That's just a little stronger than a glass of wine.