Razzmatazz Drink and Other Raspberry Cocktails


Table Of Contents

    1. Razzmatazz Variation 1
    2. Coffee Razzmatazz
    3. Grateful Dead Cocktail
    4. Raspberry Mojito
    5. Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini
    6. Bee’s Breakfast
    7. Raspberry Margarita
    8. Raspberry Rosemary Martini
    9. Raspberry Vodka Collins Cordial
    10. Raspberry Beret

 

The word Razzmatazz may sound silly but it is actually a real word that denotes different things. It is definitely existent in the category of drinks. You may have heard of Razzmatazz, the smoothie from Jamba Juice or Razzmatazz, the raspberry-flavored liqueur. Both of these are really good options for a drink to beat the heat but you should also try a mixed drink like the amazing Razzmatazz cocktail. This cocktail also features raspberry and a few other fantastic elements that one would not expect to go with it. This is a great choice of drink for the ladies and is a truly cool drink to whip up during a get-together or by yourself. If you haven’t had a Razzmatazz drink before or maybe you are a fan of raspberries, go ahead and try this delectable treat.

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Nutritional Guidelines per Serving

Serving Size: 4 fl. oz. 

Amount per Serving

Calories: 134

                                              % Daily Value

Total fat 0g                                    0%

    Saturated Fat 0g                        0%

    Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg                           0%

Sodium 0mg                                  0%

Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g            6%

     Dietary Fiber 2.3g                         

     Sugars 1.7g

Protein 0g

Calcium 0mg                                  0%

Iron 0mg                                         0%

Vitamin A 0mg                               0%

Vitamin C 0mg                               0% 

Razzmatazz Drink Recipe

This cocktail is packed with raspberry flavors and is sweet and slightly tangy. And it has a surprising ingredient, the chocolate vodka, making it a double vodka drink. Overall, it gives a rich taste of raspberries with a little chocolatey aftertaste, a truly razzmatazz drink. 

Tools Required to Make

  • Rocks Glass - A short but wide glass that is commonly used for serving whiskey.
  • Jigger - A measuring tool used in bartending. 
  • Small Straw - A small and hollow plastic tube meant for sipping drinks. 

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure the vodkas with a jigger and pour them into the glass. 
  3. Add a splash of raspberry puree and top it off with the pomegranate cranberry juice. 
  4. Give it a quick stir with a small straw and serve. 

Recipe Variations

The recipe above did not make use of the raspberry liqueur with the same name, Razzmatazz, but it did use a raspberry-flavored vodka. The following variations essentially contain flavors of raspberries that may come from different spirits. 

Razzmatazz Variation 1

By the looks alone, you can’t tell that it is raspberry because it lacks that iconic red hue. But, once you taste it, the raspberry flavor is there. To find out yourself, you can try it now!

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts Absolut Raspberri Vodka
  • 3 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 parts Stirrings simple syrup
  • Lime wheel and mint leaves (for garnish, optional)
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a shaker tin or  glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup with a jigger and pour them into the shaker tin. 
  3. Cover the shaker and shake well for about 10 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a chilled highball glass filled with fresh ice cubes. 
  5. Garnish the drink with a lime wheel and mint leaves if you like. 

Coffee Razzmatazz

This variant shows a similarity with its components. Instead of chocolate vodka, it uses a coffee liqueur and creme de cassis is used to replace the pomegranate cranberry juice. And on top of that is nothing but good ‘ol black coffee. It is also unusual because it is served at room temperature as it is not combined with ice, but then again, it is a coffee razzmatazz drink. If you like this drink cold, you can simply add ice to it.  Try to compare it with and without ice and see which one is better. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ oz. Dekuyper Berry Fusion Pucker liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Dekuyper Creme de Cassis 
  • ¼ oz. Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • Black Coffee (to top)

Steps to Make:

  1. Measure the berry liqueur, creme de cassis and Kahlua with a jigger and pour them into a glass mug. 
  2. Top it off with coffee. 

Grateful Dead Cocktail 


The grateful dead cocktail is best known as a cousin to the famous long island iced tea. Instead of coke, this one uses a rich raspberry liqueur, adding to its alcohol content. The addition of the raspberry liqueur balances the flavors of the other spirits and makes it more fruity and flavorful. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 1 oz. Tanqueray Gin 
  • 1 oz. Bacardi Light rum
  • 1 oz. Giro Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. Chambord or Razzmatazz Raspberry liqueur
  • Mr & Mrs T Sweet and Sour Mix (to top)
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make:

  1. Measure all the liqueurs and spirits using a jigger and pour them into an ice-filled highball glass
  2. Top it off with the sweet and sour mix. 
  3. Stir it with a straw and serve. 

Raspberry Mojito

Upgrade your ordinary mojito by adding raspberries in it. The mint plays so well with the fruits and together adds a delightful touch to the drink that makes it more refreshing. It makes a great great cocktail that can surely beat the heat during summer. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. In a highball glass, combine the mint leaves, raspberries, lime juice and simple syrup and muddle them together. 
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes. 
  3. Measure the vodka and rum with a jigger and pour them into the glass. 
  4. Cover the glass with a shaker tin or glass and shake it for about 5 seconds. Make sure that the mixture is poured back into the highball glass. 
  5. Top it off with club soda. 
  6. Serve with a straw

Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini 


Whether you are in a party or at a bar, this drink will definitely catch your eye. It is filled with fruity flavors from the raspberry and citrus flavors from the lemon and it boasts its very pretty bright red color. This also makes a great option for a cocktail to serve to your friends when you are hosting a party.

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. On a plate, pour in a little bit of simple syrup and on a separate plate, place the sugar. Rim a martini glass with the simple syrup first then the sugar. Set the glass aside. 
  2. In a shaker tin or glass, place the raspberries in and pour ½ oz. of simple syrup. Muddle these together. 
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Measure the vodka, triple sec and lemon juice with a jigger and pour them into the glass. 
  4. Cover the shaker with the shaker tin and shake for about 10 seconds. 
  5. Strain and pour the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with the lemon slices and raspberries. 

Bee’s Breakfast

Another bright red cocktail that is somehow reminiscent of a smoothie because of the presence of yogurt and honey in it. The Bee’s Breakfast cocktail was created at Los Angeles’ bar, Hinoki & the Bird and is probably named so because of its sweetness and honey element.  It is also featured on Imbibe Magazine, so it must be good. It is a great combination and is perfect to have at brunch with family or friends. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Beefeater Gin
  • ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. Monin Honey syrup
  • 5 raspberries
  • 5 ml. Greek Yogurt
  • Sprig of mint (for garnish)
  • Crushed Ice 

Steps to Make:

  1. In a shaker tin or glass, place the raspberries in. 
  2. Measure the gin, lemon juice and honey syrup using a jigger and add them into the shaker. Muddle these together. Then, add in the greek yogurt. 
  3. Fill it with some ice and shake well for about 10 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. 
  5. Top it off with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig. 

Raspberry Margarita 


Margaritas are all about crisp and citrusy flavors and why not add some sweet berry flavors to it? Try this awesome take on a margarita that incorporates the sweet and tart taste of raspberries mellowing out the tough taste of tequila. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. Combine the sugar and lemon zest on a plate and rim the glass with it. Set it aside. 
  2. Put the raspberries in a shaker tin or glass. Measure the simple syrup, tequila and lemon juice with a jigger, along with the rose water with a measuring spoon
  3. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake well. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice and top it off with club soda. 

Raspberry Rosemary Martini

There is already a raspberry martini on the list but this one is different on a whole level. It doesn’t have triple sec but it does have cranberry juice in it, ultimately adding on the berry flavors of the drink. And the complementing herb in it is the special rosemary, contributing its wonderful fragrance to the drink. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. In a shaker tin or glass, muddle the raspberries and rosemary needles together.
  2. Add ice cubes into the glass and squeeze the lemon in.
  3. Measure the vodka, cranberry juice and simple syrup with a jigger and pour them into the shaker. Shake well for about 10 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a chilled martini or coupe glass

Raspberry Vodka Collins Cordial

This drink is a play on the cocktail it is named after, the Tom Collins. Instead of gin and lemon juice, it utilizes vodka and a delightful raspberry cordial. The raspberry cordial already has lemon in it so the citrus flavor will still be there. It is a sparkly and fruity drink that is perfect to serve to your friends at a barbecue party or any gathering. You can follow the raspberry cordial recipe right here

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Raspberry Cordial
  • 2 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Q Mixers Club Soda (to top)
  • Ice cubes
  • Raspberries (for garnish)
  • Lemon peel (for garnish)

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Measure the raspberry cordial and vodka with a jigger and add them into the glass.
  3. Top it off with club soda. Stir it with a bar spoon
  4. Garnish with raspberries and lemon peel.

Raspberry Beret

The raspberry beret is a modern classic cocktail that is created from the amazing combination of raspberry liqueur, Vermouth and Cocchi Americano. It was created by Sarah Morrissey, a bartender and the program director of Frenchette, which is a French Brasserie in Tribeca, New York City.  She is known for her specific techniques in making simple but surprising tweaks in drinks, one example would be this awesome concoction, a truly citrusy and botanical cocktail that is worth trying. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Plums Gin
  • ¼ oz. St. George raspberry liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • ⅕ oz. (7ml.) Cocchi Americano 
  • Raspberries (for garnish)
  • Sprig of Mint (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make:

  1. Measure the liqueurs and spirits using a jigger and pour them into a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice cubes to the glass and stir it with a bar spoon until the mixture is cold. 
  3. Strain and pour it into a cocktail glass and garnish with raspberries and mint leaves. 

Food Pairings

The main flavor of the Razzmatazz drink is raspberries, making it a sweet and tart drink. It goes well with either light foods or meat dishes to cut the fattiness and compliment the salty aspect of the food. Check out the following foods and try them as a classic pairing to the drink. 

Chicken Salad


Don’t forget your greens! Try this amazing chicken salad along with the razzmatazz drink. The drink’s sweetness plays along with the lightness of the salad and balances the chicken. The two of them would make a great combo for lunch. 

Almond Cake


What better way to drink some raspberry drink than with almond cake. This flourless cake is fluffy, soft to put a fork in and packed with almond flavors because not only is it topped with almonds but is made with almond flour. It is not so sweet so it is perfectly balanced with the drink. 

Honey-Glazed Roasted Pork


A sweet and salty pork is an excellent choice for dinner with your family. This recipe is so easy to make and it goes with potatoes and asparagus to balance out the meat. Try and make this lovely dish for your family and don’t forget to pair it with the amazing razzmatazz drink. 

Pan-Roasted Venison


This gamey venison with a side of cheesy potatoes pair well with the sweet and slightly tangy raspberry cocktail. If you want to take a break from pork, beef or chicken, you can try this festive meat that has a rich and earthy taste. 

Lemon Cod Fish


This delightful dish is very fun to whip up for dinner or lunch and has other cool elements other than the fish. It has a terrific sauce and wild rice that goes really good with the lemony fish. And what better way to wash down this dish than an equally delightful drink that is the razzmatazz. 

BLT


BLT - bacon, lettuce, tomato, the trifecta of an awesome sandwich. Whether you buy it from a restaurant or make one for yourself, it never fails to make your day uplifting. It is very easy to make and is absolutely perfect to have alongside the razzmatazz drink because either on their own or consumed together, there is a balance of flavors. 

FAQs

What does Razzmatazz mean?

The word “razzmatazz” is derived from the word “razzle-dazzle”. It means an act of showiness that either  impresses or distracts people. Despite this meaning, as to how the raspberry liqueur is named after it, has something to with the color that is also called “razzmatazz” which is a pink-purplish hue that resembles the color of the liqueur. Fresh raspberries have a red color, obviously, but somehow the raspberry liqueur has a deep red color that has an almost purple shade. 

How much alcohol content does Razzmatazz liqueur have? 

Dekuyper is the brand that makes the Razzmatazz raspberry liqueur. The Razzmatazz liqueur is 33 proof and has 16.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), so it is not as strong as other spirits.  

What is the difference between a raspberry vodka and a raspberry liqueur (Razzmatazz)?

They differ on the type of alcohol that they are. The first one is a raspberry-flavored vodka ad has a higher alcohol content (35% ABV). On the other hand,  Razzmatazz or any raspberry liqueur is made from real raspberries with additional flavors, sugar and a distilled spirit. It is almost syrupy and sweet. They also differ in color since raspberry  vodka is colorless and raspberry liqueur has a red-purplish color. 

Is Razzmatazz liqueur similar to Chambord?

Yes, in a sense that they are both raspberry liqueurs. Chambord makes use of red and black raspberries and its base is cognac whereas Razzmatazz uses neutral grain spirits. Chambord is also more expensive because it has higher end ingredients, making it a sought-after liqueur for cocktails. But this doesn’t mean that Razzmatazz is not good. If you want something less expensive and can also make awesome cocktails, you can definitely use Razzmatazz. 

Conclusion

Among the many fruity cocktails, there is nothing like the Razzmatazz drink. It is pretty new so it is open to many possibilities. You can experiment with ingredients that go well with raspberries and make it your own razzmatazz drink. If you want to try more cocktails and even shooters that feature raspberry liqueur, you can check out this article. And to prepare for summer, you can try making some of these delicious tropical cocktails

However, if you have allergies to strawberries, you may want to read this. This may mean you can be allergic not only to strawberries but also to apples, cherries, raspberries, peaches and blackberries. Read more about symptoms here

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