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“This fruity drink is a crime of passion and will have you seeing red. It was inspired by RSC#11 ingredients but not entered because there are so many people that don't drink alcohol. It's dedicated to Stephen King. I think the raspberry preserves are a nice substitute for grenadine.”
8 oz

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons seedless red raspberry preserves
  • 3 ounces blood orange juice (I found a bottle at Trader Joe's)
  • 12 ounce cherry brandy, Kirsberry (optional)
  • 12 ounce brandy, favorite Cognac
  • 12 ounce dark rum
  • 12 ounce Malibu rum, passionfruit
  • crushed ice
  • club soda, to top
  • key lime, to squeeze over top
  • fruit sorbet (optional but recommended) or fruit sherbet, to float-use favorite flavor but you might consider a red one (optional but recommended)
  • red fruit, to garnish (optional)


  1. In a cocktail shaker, mash together strawberries and raspberry preserves.
  2. Stir in blood orange juice.
  3. Pour in brandy and rum.
  4. Add crushed ice and shake.
  5. Strain into a tall glass (filled with ice or not).
  6. Top with club soda and the juice from a key lime.
  7. Float a scoop of your favorite fruit sorbet or sherbet, if desired. It helps sweeten this slightly tart/bitter drink.
  8. Garnish with red fruits (strawberry, blood orange wedge, cherries, raspberries, etc.), if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

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