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Signature Cocktail #21: Winter Cranberry Martini
By Lauren Kathryn on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:00 am in
Need a little nudge to get into the festive spirit? This delightful cranberry martini, which features an easy-to-make cranberry-infused simple syrup that adds the perfect touch of tartness, will have you humming a holiday tune or two. Here’s wedding wellness guru Carlene Thomas with the recipe. Drink and be merry!
Elevate a classic cocktail, the gin martini, with a splash of fresh, seasonal cranberry juice. Many store-bought juices contain high-fructose corn syrup and even some other kinds of juice, so it’s best to make your own cranberry syrup, a culinary task that’s much easier than you might think. Plus, you can use the extra syrup to make cranberry sauce!
cocktail Ingredients (serves 1)
♦ 2 ounces of gin
♦ 1 ounce of cranberry-infused simple syrup
♦ 1 ounce of vermouth
♦ Fresh cranberries (garnish)
♦ Rosemary (garnish)
Cranberry-infused simple syrup (makes at least 1 cup)
♦ 1 cup of fresh cranberries
♦ 3/4 cup of water
♦ 1/3 cup of sugar
Add the cranberry syrup components to a small pot on the stove. Stir. Cover with a lid and cook on medium for approximately 7-10 minutes or until the cranberries “pop.” Mash with a spoon and reduce the heat to low. Cook another 5 minutes until you notice the sides of the mix starting to gel on the pot. Strain by putting through a fine mesh sieve or use a tablespoon to remove only the juice for the cocktail and save the rest for a jam or traditional cranberry sauce. To make a cranberry sauce, use the remaining mix and add sugar to taste with a dash of lemon juice or zest.
Add ice, gin, and cranberry syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake to chill. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish.
Photo by Carlene Thomas
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What's Being Said
Serena, Dec 12, 2013 at 11:48 pm
Planning to make tomorrow for my party tomorrow night!
Sara, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm
This looks positively delicious!
Jennifer | Maven Bride, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm
What a pretty drink! Can't wait to try it!
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