Raspberries are an edible fruit of any one of a few dozen species in the genus Rubus, but especially strigosus and idaeus. Most raspberries today are cultivated, though wild raspberries can be found al over the world.
Raspberries are technically a collection of drupelets, small fruits with a hard seed in the middle. Dozens of individual drupes make up each raspberry. Raspberries come in a variety of colors, from golden to the more common red, and into purple and black.
Raspberries are an important flavoring agent. The primary aroma of raspberry comes from raspberry ketone, which is one of the world's most expensive aroma chemicals.
Fresh raspberries can be used in cocktails either as a garnish or muddled into a drink. Alcoholic products of raspberries, like Framboise (an eau de vie made from raspberries) or Chambord (a raspberry flavored liqueur) are also common cocktail ingredients.
Some popular cocktails containing Raspberry
- About Face — Kummel, Gin, Raspberry, Egg yolk, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- The Bruja Smash — Blanco tequila, Strega, Lemon juice, Mint, Raspberry
- Aura — Gin, Tawny port, Absinthe, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Raspberry, Fine sugar, Egg white, Lemon juice
- Raspberry Whiskey Smasheroo — Bourbon, Cassis, Orange bitters, Raspberry, Agave syrup, Lemon
- The Bittenbender — Bourbon, Brut Champagne, Campari, Raspberry, Ginger syrup, Lemon juice, Orange peel, Lemon peel