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 Low Calorie Cocktail Recipe

Crimson Raider Low Calorie Cocktail with cognac and fresh blackberries
Crimson Raider Low Calorie Cocktail

Crimson Raider – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Inspired by the Red Marauder

5 Blackberries

1/4 ounce Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup

1-1/2 ounce Cognac

1 ounce Light Cranberry Juice

1/8 ounce 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:125 calories

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Crimson Raider