Cocktails with CÎROC Black Raspberry

CÎROC Black Raspberry cocktails
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Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.
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Premium vodka brand CÎROC has recently launched a new limited-edition vodka, CÎROC Black Raspberry, ideal to stir up a couple of cocktails during the cold, winter months. Any excuse to mix up a cocktail at home, and we at Vada are on board – it’s never a dry January for us, always damp at best.

The CÎROC Black Raspberry bottle design is in black and gold design, complete with a black metallised orb, so it will stand out in your drinks cabinet. The blend, with black raspberries (not to be confused with blackberries, an entirely different fruit) gives a distinctive fruity finish and smooth finish to the premium vodka.

The limited-edition CÎROC Black Raspberry (size: 70cl) is available from UK stockists including Amazon, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt, at a recommended retail price of £39. The vodka is also available from GET IT INKD who personalise your bottle of CÎROC.

For those hosting at home and want to show off a couple of new cocktails, CÎROC Black Raspberry vodka can be easily mixed, with two simple cocktails that we have tried and tested (repeating several times each, just to be sure): CÎROC Black Raspberry Royal and CÎROC Velvet Crush.

To create a CÎROC Black Raspberry Royal, shake together the following with some ice:

  • 35ml CÎROC Black Raspberry
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml Vermouth

Pour into a martini or coupe glass and top up with Champagne (we used rosé for extra pink flair), sparkling wine (although soda water also works as an alternative). Garnish with a (black) raspberry.

For the CÎROC Velvet Crush, shake together:

  • 35ml CÎROC Black Raspberry
  • 15ml Red Vermouth
  • Juice of one lemon wedge

Pour into a tall glass filled with ice, top up with tonic water. For an extra flair, garnish with a twist of lemon zest and a raspberry (and to be extra extra, the raspberry on a metal skewer).

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