Cocktails with CÎROC Black Raspberry

CÎROC Black Raspberry cocktails
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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
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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).