Wild Black Raspberry Martini

I try to take a walk every day after work to get some fresh air and just sort out my thoughts.  It is my time to be alone, my time to process what has gone on that day and my time to cool down.  If it is an especially trying day at work however I need just a bit more than a walk at times.





Sometimes I hear the call of a martini and when a martini calls to me I always listen.  Especially after a crazy day at work when I need something refreshing and a little more exotic than wine.



No, I don't just go out to a bar and order one.  I am the type of person that enjoys making my own martini with certain flavors I am in the mood for on that day.  I had picked a few black raspberries on one of these alone time walks and I thought that they might just be the perfect addition to a refreshing cocktail.



Black raspberries, drunken with gin, made fragrant with lavender and sweetened with a touch of honey.  It was perfect, so beautiful and refreshing.  Bye bye stress...what crazy work day?

 

Wild Black Raspberry Martini
(Gin with Black Raspberries, Lavender)
Makes 1


6 ice cubes
4 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
2 Tbsp black raspberry puree
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 oz lavender syrup*
lavender flowers for garnish (optional)


In a martini shaker add the ice, gin, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and black raspberry puree and place top on shaker. Shake until well blended. Remove glass from freezer and pour the drink into the glass through a strainer, and serve!

*Lavender Syrup:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp dried lavander
Heat water until boiling, remove from heat and whisk in agave nectar and lavander, until syrup is dissolved. Chill well before using in drinks.
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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

34 Comments
  1. June 14, 2012 at 11:56
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    I love the look of this cocktail - the colour is wonderful! Have a great weekend!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:04
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      Thanks :)! Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well :)!

  2. June 14, 2012 at 12:44
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    Now if only I could walk to your house after work so that you could make me one of these lovely drinks! Thank you for sharing!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:04
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      That would be wonderful :)! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Monet :)!

  3. June 14, 2012 at 13:23
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    Love this martini and the color is spectacular!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:05
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      Thanks Natalie :)!

  4. June 14, 2012 at 13:42
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    Whoa! Yes please! I love the color of this drink, and I am a total sucker for martinis.

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:05
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      I know you would love it as much as I did being a martini girl myself ;)!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:06
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      Thank you :)! I always like to keep my drinks interesting!

  5. June 14, 2012 at 14:50
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    Um, I'm coming to your house for drinks! What a lovely colour!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:06
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      :) Thank you!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:07
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      Thank you :)!

  6. June 14, 2012 at 21:11
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    This could brighten any bad day. I just love that you used freshly picked black raspberries!!!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:07
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      Thanks :)! Nothing beats fresh picked!

  7. June 14, 2012 at 21:38
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    This sounds like a wonderful drink! I love the idea of the lavender with fresh berries. Yum!

    • June 16, 2012 at 03:09
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      Thanks :)! It was a wonderful combo ;)!

  8. June 14, 2012 at 22:16
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    That's such a beautiful color. I love raspberries and lavender together!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:08
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      I was pleasantly surprised with the color! Berries and lavender are one of my faves as well ;)!

  9. June 14, 2012 at 22:25
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    uum! Yes please!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:08
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      Wish I could send you one ;)!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:08
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      Thanks Kelly :)! I know you would have loved it as much as I did!

  10. June 15, 2012 at 12:08
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    Great blend of fresh flavor here and stunning presentation. This is an awesome way to bring on the weekend.<br />Cheers!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:09
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      Thanks Tina :)! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  11. June 15, 2012 at 12:30
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    I love the way you presented it Amy! Looks absolutely fantastic! Great choice of flavors too! :)

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:09
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      Thanks :)! It tasted just as wonderful!

  12. June 15, 2012 at 13:45
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    Very elegant drink, Amy. This would make great entertainment for a summer soiree. Fruity, but not overbearing - it´s perfect!

    • June 16, 2012 at 02:10
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      Thanks Viviane :)! I think it would be ;)!

  13. June 16, 2012 at 06:24
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    The raspberries made a great addition...the garnish added more charm too.

    • June 16, 2012 at 12:18
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      Thanks :)!

  14. June 17, 2012 at 22:10
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    Mmmmm, this sounds so good, Amy! You have more will power than I, however. I'd have eaten the berries the second I picked them hehe

  15. June 21, 2012 at 12:43
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    When a martini calls to me, I always listen too ;) Gorgeous drink full of wonderful flavor!

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