POPSUGAR Celebrity

May 8 2014 - 3:53pm

Norwegian Wood Cocktail


This is my homage to Norwegian forests, where we pick berries. Rosemary adds a piney note. The drink is very easy: Just muddle the berries and rosemary together and pour the other ingredients on top. Sometimes I make it in a pitcher, and when just the berries remain on the bottom, I fill it up with a cheap bottle of red wine and put it in the fridge. The next day, I have fresh sangria.

Vodka Cocktail Recipe With Fresh Berries


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
6 raspberries
10 blueberries
4 blackberries
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 cup vodka
Ginger ale


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
  2. Divide the berries and rosemary between two old-fashioned glasses. Muddle well with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the glasses with ice. Divide the chilled sugar syrup, lime juice, and vodka between the glasses and stir well. Top with the ginger ale, and serve.

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