|2||tablespoons granulated sugar for rim of glass|
|2||ounces cran-raspberry juice (I use Ocean Spray)|
|2||ounces freshly squeezed lime juice|
|1||ounce simple syrup|
|3||fresh raspberries for garnish|
Moisten rim of glass with lime wedge. Pour sugar into a saucer. Dip rim into sugar to coat; set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker one-half full of ice cubes. Add the vodka, cran-raspberry juice, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup. Cover and shake until well blended and chilled. Strain into glass and serve.
Recipe makes 1 cocktail.
To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Cool; store in refrigerator.