Never before a cocktail had such a perfect name. Corazón has everything a cocktail needs to succeed: a superb liquor, the sweetness of real maple syrup, the citrus of freshly squeezed lime juice, and the crispy flavor of fresh raspberry. Raspberry also brings the spectacular color that makes this concoction so vibrant, exciting, and the perfect drink for Valentine's Day.

To have the fresh raspberry ready to use, I muddled the berries, strained the resulting puree and discarded the seeds. It's amazing what half an ounce of this fruit can create! I choose to pour it in a flute kind of a Martini glass, just because I love the shape, and also because it seem to me, more romantic for the occasion. I hope you like it.

Corazón

Ingredients for 1 cocktail

1 1/2 oz of rum and orange liquor Rhum Orange Liqueur

2/3 oz. of fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. of maple syrup

1/2 oz. of fresh raspberry

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake hard for 20 second and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a raspberry.

Image via Enriqueta Lemoine

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Enriqueta is a journalist that went from the newsroom to the world of public relations and 7 years ago discovered the beauty of creating content for various companies. She is based in South Florida, and is the creator of Savoir Faire The Pleasures of the Palate, a blog that marries two of her passions: writing and cooking. 

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