Crimson Raider

Fresh, flavorful and lower calorie; it’s a completely delicious way to enjoy Happy Hour. The Cognac aroma comes across immediately, but it is the color of this cocktail that draws one in to devour it fully!  Fresh blackberries are wonderful when ripe and in season. Take advantage of their hearty lushness. Quality unsweetened frozen blackberries will also do in a pinch when that thirst for summer just has to be quenched in the dead of winter.

Crimson Raider – created by Cheri Loughlin

Crimson Raider - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinInspired by the Red Marauder

5 Blackberries

1/4 measure Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup

1-1/2 measure Cognac

1 measure Light Cranberry Juice

1/8 measure Fresh Lime Juice

3 Skewered Blackberries Garnish

Muddle blackberries and sugar free syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add cognac, cranberry and lime juices with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with three skewered blackberries. Total approximate calories based upon 1 measure equals 1 ounce:125 calories

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