Razzmatazz Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Razzmatazz cocktail is a vibrant, fruity concoction that's been a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts for years. Its name, 'Razzmatazz', is derived from the English slang term meaning 'elaborate activity or display designed to attract attention or impress'. This perfectly describes the cocktail's colorful presentation and exciting flavor profile. It's a hit among those who enjoy sweet, fruity cocktails with a bit of a kick.

How Razzmatazz Tastes?

The Razzmatazz cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, tart, and fruity flavors. The raspberry liqueur lends a sweet, berry-forward taste that's balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice. The vodka adds a clean, crisp edge that cuts through the sweetness, making for a well-rounded, refreshing drink.

Interesting facts about Razzmatazz

  • The Razzmatazz cocktail is named after the raspberry liqueur of the same name.
  • It's a versatile cocktail that can be served on the rocks or blended with ice for a slushy-like consistency.
  • The Razzmatazz is often garnished with fresh raspberries or a lemon wheel for an extra touch of elegance.


A few good options for Razzmatazz are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Raspberry Liqueur

  • Why 1.5 oz? Just the right amount to ensure a strong raspberry presence without turning the drink into a syrupy mess. If you skimp on it, you'll miss out on the berry nice flavor; too much, and you'll overshadow the other ingredients.
  • Alternatives: Chambord or a raspberry-flavored vodka could work, but expect a different sweetness and alcohol level kick.

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  • Why 1 oz? Plays the supporting role to the liqueur's lead; it gives the cocktail its spine without overpowering the fruit. If you're tipsy on the idea of leaving it out, remember, without it the drink might lack the necessary punch.
  • Alternatives: Go for a flavored vodka to mix things up. Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility to balance flavors.

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Lemon Juice

  • Why 0.5 oz? It's all about balance! This citrus zing cuts through sweetness and adds depth. Less of it might make things too sweet, while more could lead to sour faces around the bar.
  • Alternatives: Lime juice could swap in, but the flavor profile will take a slight detour.

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Simple Syrup

  • Why 0.5 oz? Because life isn't always sweet enough, and neither is the cocktail without a hint of sugar. Too little and the tartness of the lemon might give you a pucker; too much and the drink enters candy land.
  • Alternatives: Honey or agave syrup can be substituted for a more complex sweetness but do note the change in flavor and viscosity.

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Recipe. How to make Razzmatazz Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the raspberry liqueur, vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with fresh raspberries or a lemon wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your cocktail glass beforehand for a colder, more refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A selection of creamy cheeses such as Brie or Camembert will complement the sweet and tart notes of the Razzmatazz.
  • Bruschetta: The acidity from tomatoes and balsamic glaze pairs nicely with the tangy lemon flavor.


  • Dark Chocolate: The bitterness of the chocolate will contrast beautifully with the sweet raspberry liqueur.
  • Lemon Sorbet: A lemon-based dessert will echo the citrus notes in the drink and cleanse the palate.

Foods to Avoid

  • Spicy Foods: They may overwhelm the delicate raspberry and lemon flavors of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Razzmatazz

  • Raspberry liqueur can be substituted with any other berry liqueur.
  • Vodka can be replaced with gin for a more herbal flavor.

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And of course - twists🍹

Razzmatazz Royale

  • Ingredients: Substitute Champagne for vodka.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, but top the drink off with Champagne instead of adding vodka. Serve in a flute glass.
  • Flavor Profile: You'll get a celebratory fizz that makes the cocktail less boozy but more sophisticated and bubbly.

Berry Blue Razzmatazz

  • Ingredients: Include blueberries and blue curaçao.
  • Recipe: Muddle a handful of fresh blueberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Substitute 0.5 oz of blue curaçao for part of the raspberry liqueur.
  • Flavor Profile: A twist of berry and citrus that promises a technicolor taste trip and an Insta-worthy hue.

Spicy Razzmatazz

  • Ingredients: Add a small slice of jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Recipe: Infuse the vodka with jalapeño for a few hours before mixing, or add a dash of hot sauce to the shaker with the other ingredients.
  • Flavor Profile: An adventurous kick that will play with the tanginess of the original recipe, ideal for those who like a cocktail with a punch.

In case you forgot basics how to make Razzmatazz

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Razzmatazz

What type of glass is best to serve the Razzmatazz in?

The Razzmatazz cocktail is best served in a chilled coupe or martini glass to keep the drink cold and maintain the effervescence.

Can I use frozen raspberries instead of fresh ones?

While fresh raspberries are ideal, you can use frozen berries when fresh ones are out of season. Just be sure to thaw and pat them dry before using.

What is the best time to enjoy the Razzmatazz cocktail?

The Razzmatazz cocktail is a refreshing drink perfect for late afternoon or evening social events.

Are there any variations of the Razzmatazz cocktail?

Yes, some people enjoy adding a splash of lime juice for an extra tart kick, or mixing in a bit of peach schnapps for a sweeter, fruitier version.

What's the best food pairing for the Razzmatazz cocktail?

The sweet, tart, and fruity flavors of the Razzmatazz cocktail pair well with light appetizers such as bruschetta, grilled shrimp, or a cheese platter.

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