This Raspberry cocktail at Black Kite Commune has no raspberries in it

The drink from bar manager Jessica Clayfield is on the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2023 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

Raspberry cocktail


  • 35ml Pancho Fierri pisco
  • 10ml Three Foxes Arvo aperitif
  • 15ml gooseberry syrup
  • 5ml atmospheric infused white floral tea verjuice
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 10ml cranberry juice


This drink comes from bar manager Jessica Clayfield.

“The catalyst drink for our ‘Beethoven’ menu, the idea is that Raspberry tastes like a raspberry but without actually containing any of the berry,” says Clayfield. “Looking at the oil composition that creates flavours we take those elements to use in the drink. Elements like cranberry, malic acid, rhubarb and rose. This was the first drink we had as a concept for the menu, when experiencing the music and weirdly tasting fresh raspberries, but not actually eating them. The challenge was to recreate that effect.”

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