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red russian | superman cooks

Red Russian with Rosemary Infused Syrup

A beautiful fresh alcoholic drink made with fresh berries and rosemary. Very smooth and full of flavor.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 C water, divided
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 8 oz club soda (or raspberry sparkling water)
  • 1/4 C coarse salt


  1. To make rosemary infused simple syrup:
  2. In a small sauce pan combine 1/4 C water and 1/4 C sugar and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and drop 1 rosemary sprig into solution for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove rosemary and refrigerate until cool.
  5. To make raspberry juice:
  6. In a small sauce pan, combine 1 pint fresh raspberries, 1/4 sugar and 1/2 C water and cook over low heat and stir to break down berries for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and strain mixture thru fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. (discard seeds)
  8. Refrigerate to cool mixture.
  9. To assemble drinks:
  10. In a shaker add vodka, 2 oz simple syrup, 4 ounces raspberry mixture, and 1 C ice.
  11. Shake until well combined and mixture is cold.
  12. Strain into 2 glasses with a rim mixed with sugar and salt.
  13. Add 4oz club soda to each drink and garnish with a sprig of rosemary
  14. Simple syrup and raspberry mixture can be stored in refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Beverage
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