Food: My Cherries and Berries Cocktail

A couple of weeks ago I was invited by the lovely folks at Appletiser to concoct a cocktail using their product, to be featured on their website.  I had great fun mixing, slicing, concocting and perfecting….and ended up with three delicious drinks, rather than the specified one.


So, I wrote up the ‘Toffee Apple‘ and sent that over to the team helping Appletiser, and though I’d share the other two here in the fullness of time.  I adore making new cocktails and it’s high time I started sharing more of my creations here – it’s not just soups and cakes chez Roper!  This fruity drink is a real delight and I’ve made it several times since my first concoction – it would also be very easy to create a mocktail by omitting the alcoholic elements, leaving you with a delicious fruity cup!

Cherries and Berries


Fresh raspberries

Fresh strawberries

Cocktail cherries (optional)

Strawberry puree (I used this version)


Absolut Cherrys* vodka 


*(the brand name has it as Cherrys, I haven’t mangled a plural!)

Method (for one cocktail, multiply as necessary for your crowd)

1. Take a medium sized tumbler or glass.  After washing your fruit, add four raspberries and one strawberry, quartered, to the glass.  If you’re using cocktail cherries (I did because M loves them), add those too.

2. Add enough strawberry puree to the glass to cover the fruit.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of Chambord.

4. Pour in 25ml of the cherry vodka.

5. Top up the glass to the rim with Appletiser, stir and serve.

Such a fruity, refreshing cocktail – it’s fast become a house favourite!

Disclaimer, baby: Appletiser paid for my ingredients in order to make a cocktail for them.  I ended up devising three, so will share the ‘extra’ two here!


  1. beautyqueenuk
    11th May 2016 / 7:23 am

    These sound absolutely amazing and probably quite refreshing too x

    • Claire
      11th May 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Really lovely on a sunny evening, the fruitiness is lush.

    • Claire
      11th May 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Let me know how you get on! So easy and yummy.

  2. MissPond
    11th May 2016 / 11:51 am

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious 🙂

    • Claire
      11th May 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks hon! Just wait for next week's one, which involves…gin…

  3. Emma Julia
    11th May 2016 / 8:59 pm

    How scrumptious!

  4. Emma Julia
    11th May 2016 / 8:59 pm

    How scrumptious!

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