Girls’ Night Must: Fresh Raspberry Martinis

So the girls are coming over and you want to wow them with your cocktail-making prowess? This Raspberry Martini is a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, and surprisingly strong, just how we like it. Plus it’s pink! But remember, martinis are like breasts: One is not enough, and three is too many. Or so I hear…

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Raspberry Martini

  • Yields syrup for 2 cocktails
  • Active Time: 10 minutes



  • Place two martini glasses in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a blender, puree the raspberries with the simple syrup and lemon juice. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the puree to remove the seeds.
  • In a cocktail shaker full of ice, combine the raspberry puree, vodka, and triple sec. Shake vigorously until the cocktail shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into chilled martini glasses and serve.

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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

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