Pink Kota Cocktail with Reyka Vodka

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recipe by Sophie H.

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    25mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    1
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    242

A lovely and fresh winter cocktail. The cranberry juice goes very well with the thyme and is shaken with fresh blackberries to bring out the pink colour. Cheers!

recipe updated Oct 17, 2019

Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    about ⅛ cup (26g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    ⅛ cup (30ml)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    3 sprigs
  • Vodka icon
    Vodka
    50ml (3½ tbsp)
  • Crème de violette icon
    Crème de violette
    10g (about 2 tsp)
  • Cranberry juice icon
    Cranberry juice
    10ml (2 tsp)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    9g (about 2 tsp)
  • Seltzer water icon
    Seltzer water
    25ml (1¾ tbsp)
  • Blackberries icon
    Blackberries
    as needed
  • Ice icon
    Ice
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Cocktail shaker
  • kCook icon Cocktail glass

Step preview

  1. Add granulated sugar, water and fresh thyme to a clean saucepan
  2. Heat until boiling - medium-high heat
  3. Stir continuously until sugar has dissolved
  4. Remove
  5. Let cool until room temperature - approx 10 min
  6. Remove
  7. Add vodka, crème de violette, cranberry juice, lemon juice and seltzer water to a clean cocktail shaker
  8. Add one third of syrup to cocktail shaker
  9. Add blackberries to the cocktail shaker
  10. Shake
  11. Transfer content of cocktail shaker to cocktail glass
  12. Top with ice
  13. Garnish with blackberries and fresh thyme
  14. Serve
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