Refresh your senses with the surprising blend of sweet marionberries and fragrant rosemary in this Marionberry Vodka Cocktail, as invigorating as a crisp raindrop!
Sometimes, I love a rainy day, but only if I don’t have much to do and can just stay inside to cook or bake something tasty. If I have a lot to do and lots of errands to run, I can truly dislike the rainy weather, especially if a few rainy days occur one after the other.
Rather than getting all down and out about the weather, I thought I’d celebrate the rainy days with a tasty adult beverage. Behold, the magical marionberry-rosemary concoction lovingly dubbed the Raindrop! I’ve been hardcore crushing on the Wild Roots Marionberry Vodka and the Wild Roots Raspberry Vodka produced by Wild Roots Vodka.
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Reasons to Love This Marionberry Vodka Cocktail
- The Marionberry Vodka infusion tastes like liquid jam. It’s a mix of tart, floral, earthy, and sweet flavors, making this berry earn the title “the cabernet of blackberries” due to the complexity of this berry.
- The blend of sweet marionberries and herbal rosemary offers a taste that’s both distinctive and delightful.
- Its crisp and fruity nature makes it a perfect refreshment.
- Marionberry Vodka: Offers a rich, fruity flavor with a smooth texture.
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice: Adds a zesty, tangy twist, balancing the sweetness of the vodka.
- Rosemary Simple Syrup: Infuses a subtle herbal note and adds complexity and a hint of sweetness that complements the berry and citrus flavors.
- Sparkling Water: Introduces a light, effervescent texture. It makes the cocktail more refreshing.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Substitute the marionberry vodka with huckleberry vodka. Huckleberries, known for their sweet yet slightly tart flavor, will add a unique and refreshing twist to the cocktail.
How to Make Marionberry Vodka Cocktail
Step #1: Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Step #2: Add the ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Step #3: Transfer the shaken cocktail and ice into a serving glass.
Step #4: Top with sparkling water and garnish with rosemary sprigs
- Balance the Sweetness: Adjust the amount of rosemary simple syrup according to your preference for sweetness.
- Muddle Fresh Marionberries: For an extra burst of berry flavor, muddle a few fresh marionberries in the shaker before adding other ingredients.
- Fine Strain: Double strain the cocktail to remove ice shards and any berry bits for a smoother texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
A highball or Collins glass is ideal for this cocktail, allowing room for ice and garnishes.
Yes, a cocktail shaker is recommended for properly mixing and chilling the ingredients.
The shaker will feel very cold to the touch, indicating the cocktail is sufficiently chilled.
For the Marionberry Vodka Cocktail, it’s best enjoyed fresh and isn’t suited for long-term storage. However, you can prepare the rosemary simple syrup in advance and refrigerate it for up to two weeks.
Marionberry Vodka Cocktail Recipe – The Raindrop
- 1 1/2 ounces marionberry vodka
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup* - (see notes for how to make)
- 1 cup ice
- 3 ounces sparkling water
- Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
- Add the ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Transfer the shaken cocktail and ice into a serving glass.
- Top with sparkling water and garnish with rosemary sprigs