invented cocktail: vodka, grand marnier, raspberry granita


The horrors, sis ran out of wine at home and we didn’t feel like whisky so we were playing around with the supplies she had to make cocktails. Vodka martini didn’t taste quite right, even with lemon juice and an olive. Couldn’t find olive brine for dirty martini. Still didn’t taste right, a bit one dimensional.

Sis suggested to try adding some of the raspberry granita she had in the freezer. Great granita, from fresh raspberries and sugar syrup. I mixed vodka and grand marnier in a 2:1 ratio, with a few drops of vermouth and a tablespoon of the granita. It quite nice, like a cosmopolitan but with raspberry instead of cranberry juice. Not usually a cocktail person, it was quite good for something I invented from available ingredients.