The perfect summer drink, a peach raspberry vodka martini is easy to mix up and a delicious cocktail for your back porch happy hour.
This peach martini recipe is full of fresh fruit flavor, thanks to homemade peach simple syrup and fresh raspberries. A delicious summer cocktail for peach season, we're leaving out the lemon juice and orange juice found in traditional peach cocktails and swapping them for bright lime juice and summer fruits like fresh raspberries.
Vodka martinis have become simply mixed drinks made with vodka, and with all the flavored vodkas on the market, the combinations are endless. Peach vodka isn't always easy to find, so for this recipe we're using the more popular raspberry vodka. You might even have a bottle of it already in your home bar!
How to Make a Peach Raspberry Vodka Martini
Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
Garnish with fresh raspberries and/or a slice of peach.
Tips on Peach Raspberry Vodka Martini
Use fresh lime juice. Skip the bottled juice, and take the time to squeeze a fresh lime for this drink. Depending on its size, you’ll likely need the juice from ½ of a lime for this recipe.
Make your syrup ahead of time. Homemade peach syrup is needed for this recipe, but be sure to make it at least a few hours ahead of time. The syrup will need time to chill completely before you use it. Using hot or even warm syrup in your drink will lead to the ice melting too fast in the cocktail shaker, watering down your cocktail.
Swap fresh raspberries for frozen raspberries. In Michigan, fresh raspberries get super expensive when they’re not in season. Swap the fresh berries for thawed, frozen berries to enjoy this drink any time of the year.
If you don’t have peach bitters on hand, just leave them out. Peach bitters enhance this drink, but it’s also delicious without them.
Yes. Peachtree is one of the most popular and widely available brands of peach schnapps in the U.S. I use Peachtree in my recipe, but feel free to use your favorite peach schnapps here.
Use your favorite raspberry vodka. I love Absout Raspberri for its fresh - not candy like - fruit flavor. Stoli Razberi is also a fresh tasting choice.
I highly recommend buying raspberry vodka to make this recipe. If you don’t have raspberry vodka on hand, you can use plain vodka. If you decide to go this route, increase the amount of fresh raspberries in your cocktail to at least 6 berries to dial up the raspberry flavor.
How to Make Homemade Peach Syrup
Peach syrup is easy to make and only needs 3 ingredients. You can use fresh peaches or frozen peaches for your syrup. Get the recipe and tips for success here: Easy Homemade Peach Syrup for Cocktails and Mocktails