This Sparkling Raspberry Martini recipe is made with raspberry vodka, LaMarca prosecco, fresh raspberries, and raspberry syrup. A perfect date night prosecco cocktail!
I will admit, I’m not a super adventurous drinker. I pretty much stick to hard ciders, wine, prosecco, and flavored vodkas. Every time I go to the liquor store, I love to look at the vodka aisle and come up with some ideas for flavored vodka recipes.
I’ve had this bottle of raspberry vodka for quite some time that I never finished. I used it to make a delicious raspberry lemonade vodka spritzer, and it is also delicious mixed into sprite, but I wanted to experiment with some more raspberry vodka recipe ideas.
Prosecco is a definite staple at my house, and I do love a crisp glass of LaMarca, but like the raspberry vodka, I like to experiment with a good prosecco cocktail.
Enter the sparkling raspberry martini.
What exactly is a martini?
The classic, traditional martini is a gin and dry vermouth cocktail. You can use vodka instead of gin, although some martini purists reject that idea.
So is this raspberry martini actually a martini?
In the traditional sense of the martini, no, not really. This is probably more of a prosecco cocktail (or champagne cocktail if you prefer), but the term martini has been stretched and applied to so many different kinds and flavors of drinks that aren’t true martinis- i.e. the lemon drop or the appletini.
I’ll tell you what this raspberry martini IS though… DELICIOUS.
All you will need is:
- LaMarca prosecco- or whatever brand you like. Champagne would be delicious too.
- Raspberry vodka- Absolut and Smirnoff work great for this.
- fresh raspberries
- white sugar
- raspberry syrup– You can find raspberry syrup at the grocery store, liquor stores, or from this link on amazon (affiliate link).
Putting together your prosecco cocktail
Making your raspberry martini is super easy.
- Start with the raspberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker (affiliate link). Muddle them together with a muddler, or the back of a wooden or plastic spoon. If you like your drinks super sweet, add a bit more sugar. I used 2 teaspoons and it provided enough sweetness to cut the tart of the raspberries, but not enough for it to be a very sugar tasting drink.
- Pour in the vodka, raspberry syrup, and a handful of ice. Cover the shaker tightly with the lid and shaker vigorously.
- Remove lid and pour in prosecco. DO. NOT. SHAKE. Seems obvious… but I wasn’t thinking once and shook some club soda in a cocktail. It did not end well.
- Cover and strain into a martini glass– A gentle strain will mix the prosecco in with the raspberry vodka and raspberry syrup. It will also keep the raspberry chunks from pouring into the drink
And that’s pretty much it! With fresh raspberries, fruity raspberry vodka, and bubbly prosecco, You have a crisp and refreshing sparking raspberry martini with just a hint of sweetness. And bonus, it’s a pretty pink cocktail!
Need another date night cocktail idea? Try our Chocolate Martini with Kahlua and Cream!
Sparkling Raspberry Martini
- 6-8 fresh raspberries
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 2 ounces Raspberry Vodka I like Smirnoff or Absolut
- 10 ounces prosecco or champagne I like LaMarca prosecco
- 2-3 tsp raspberry syrup adjust for sweetness
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the raspberries with the white sugar.
- Add raspberry vodka, raspberry syrup and ice. Put cap on the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Pour prosecco or champagne into the shaker. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh raspberry if desired. Enjoy!