The Berried Treasure Cocktail

The Berried Treasure Cocktail - New Amsterdam Red Raspberry Vodka Recipe

New Amsterdam Spirits

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
185 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 78mg 2%
*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

  • 3/4 ounce white crème de cacao

  • 3/4 ounce lemonade

  • Lemon peel, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.​

  5. Garnish with a lemon peel. 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.