The Monster Smash

Course Drinks
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Author laurel


Raspberry Simple Syrup

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup water

Monster Smash

  • 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 oz tonic water
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Ginger Liqueur*
  • 1 oz raspberry simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp raspberry seeds**
  • ice
  • fake Dracula fangs, optional


Raspberry Simple Syrup

  1. Into a small pot add fresh raspberries. Heat on medium heat for 1 minute until begin to release juice.

  2. Add water to pot and allow to come to a simmer (2-3 minutes).

  3. Finally add in sugar. Stir & bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes until all sugar is completely dissolved.

  4. Turn off burner & allow syrup to cool.

  5. Once cool strain out raspberry seeds (**do not throw away you will use these later!). 

  6. Into either a syringe or eye dropper suck up 1 oz worth of syrup & set aside for later use.

Monster Smash

  1. Divide 1 tbsp worth of raspberry seeds into 2 glasses. 

  2. Into a cocktail shaker add vodka, lime juice & Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur*. Add a generous amount of ice into the shaker & shake for 30 seconds.

  3. Divide your mixture evenly between the 2 glasses. Top each glass with 4oz of tonic water & add a few ice cubes into each glass. 

  4. When ready to serve garnish your drink with Dracula fangs & squirt raspberry syrup into each drink. The syrup will create a fun fake blood look.  Serve & enjoy!