Absolut Elyx Wild Berry Vesper

An elegant Absolut Elyx Wild Berry Vesper is the fruity sipper your cocktail hour needs this week. The trio of tart and sweet berries pair beautifully with smooth, silky Absolut Elyx vodka; making this cocktail an elevated version of the classic Vesper cocktail. You and your friends will be feeling fancy and bright with every sip!

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The long weekend is almost here and I can practically taste the relaxation and joy…

By relaxation and joy, I obviously mean this smooth and fruity cocktail.

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It’s hard to believe that the big move into our new house is tomorrow. The journey to this point has been long and full of wayyyyyy too much painting, but I am feeling the weight of a never-ending to-do list start to lessen slightly. 

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Am I the only person who likes to mark special occasions through new and exciting cocktails?

I have been planning this cocktail for a long time, primarily in anticipation of the final long weekend of summer and celebrating being done with the move into our new home.

Labor Day weekend marks the final hot days of summer for most of us, and it’s the last holiday we all get for a good bit, so I like to make it count.

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What’s better than a fruity celebration in a glass to mark the occasion?!

This take on a classic vesper cocktail is special for two reasons.

First, and most importantly, is the main ingredient.

The vodka.

To be more specific, Absolut Elyx vodka.

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If you haven’t had a chance to try this top shelf vodka, you need to track a bottle down in your part of the world as quickly as possible. Honestly, it’s topped the list of my favorite vodkas for a bit now (ever since I first had the pleasure of trying it at a small bar in Vegas earlier this year). The silky smooth spirit is exactly that – silky and smooth. It isn’t harsh and doesn’t require several ingredients to mask the flavor. You can make a strong drink and savor the flavor of the vodka, without those nasty shudders you get from subpar spirits.

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Absolut Elyx really shines in this particular cocktail, but it’s also amazing in vodka martinis and especially a Moscow mule.

The second reason this cocktail is so dark fantastic is because it’s so stinkin’ EASY. Watch the video below to see for yourself!

You simply muddle berries together and then shake with the rest of the ingredients over ice. Strain, serve and sip.

Then repeat as necessary. Which will be a lot this weekend.

At least it will be for me once the movers get the last box in the house… Just sayin’.

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Pin this Absolut Elyx Wild Berry Vesper recipe for later!

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Absolut Elyx Wild Berry Vesper

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Prep Time:5 minutes

Total Time:5 minutes

Smooth and silky Absolut Elyx combined with a trio of berries makes this cocktail sultry and perfectly tart!

Ingredients:

  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 blackberries
  • 8 to 10 blueberries
  • 2 oz Absolut Elyx
 vodka
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Garnish: berries, mint sprig

Directions:

  1. Add raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to an empty cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in lime juice.
  3. Muddle the berries with the lime juice until all are smashed.
  4. Add Absolut Elyx and simple syrup.
  5. Fill shaker with ice and shake well.
  6. Strain into a coupe glass.
  7. Garnish with a berry and mint sprig.
  8. Serve immediately.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Absolut Elyx. The opinions and text are all mine.

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