The Raspberry Smash is a favorite cocktail of visitors of Santa Barbara’s Four Seasons Biltmore
, and the swanky Coral Casino across the street. I was SO excited to see it printed in Bon Appetit last summer. It is fresh and delicious. Made by muddling fresh raspberries, this drink is not your typical overly sweet syrupy cocktail. It’s a summery cocktail, but works well for Valentine’s Day, or any day really.
- 2 lime wedges
- Sugar (for dipping)
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 6 tablespoons vodka
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 1/4 cup chilled Champagne
|Bella Vista, photo from Four Seasons
Hibiscus flowers in syrup. I have found these at Gelson’s and Williams-Sonoma locally, and on Amazon.