Vodka is such a versatile spirit. Relatively neutral in flavour, it can take on just about any flavour we want it to. It can be quite playful when used by a creative mind. The Red Rover cocktail embodies our inner child as we reminisce about our days in the school playground, violently running towards a group of friends in hopes that we can break the link, and not get caught in their arms. Unfortunately, most of us got caught, just like the vodka in this cocktail gets caught in the presence of its fruity friends. Orange, cranberry, raspberry, and lemon juice overtake Top Shelf Vodka’s smoothness and smothers it with delightfully playful fruit flavours, reminiscent of that red punch mom used to make. Take a big swig of the Red Rover, it’s fruit punch for adults. Just make sure to wipe off your juice mustache.
- 1 ½ oz Top Shelf Vodka
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
- ½ oz Lemon Juice
- 6 Raspberries
- 3 Dashes Top Shelf Orange Bitters
- 4 oz Apple-Cranberry Juice
In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup and raspberries. Muddle the berries and syrup until all the juices are extracted. Add the remaining ingredients and fill the shaker with ice. Seal and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel.