Vodka Berry Olympic Torch Toast

Thought to have divine connotations, the Olympic flame commemorates Prometheus' theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus. In Ancient Greece, a fire burned continuously on the altar of Hestia in Olympia -- during the Olympic games, more fires were added to the temples honoring Zeus and his wife Hera.


The modern Olympic Torch Relay, or Olympic Flame, was introduced at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and has remained a major part of Olympic games ever since. 

Several months before the Olympic games commence, the torch is ignited at the very spot where the temple of Hera once stood. It is carried from Greece to the determined location for the games by a torch bearer.

Often, torch bearers are famous athletes or citizens of the host country who have achieved a significant milestone.

Raise Your Glass to Toast the Olympics

Cold, tart and potent, this torch shot is the perfect way to start your Olympic festivities. 

Made in advance and stored in the freezer, it takes all the work out of party planning and offers your guests a celebratory way to ignite the summer games at home.

Ingredients:

1 ounce of Chambord Raspberry Liquor

2 ounces of vodka

3 muddled raspberries

1 ounce of cranberry juice

Directions:

Muddle or mash the fresh raspberries into a smooth paste and add to a cocktail shaker with the Chambord, vodka and cranberry juice. 

Shake and then strain into shot glasses before freezing for 20-30 minutes before serving. 

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