How To Make a Cranberry Martini

Cranberry MartiniI’m a little shocked that we made it through our first year before even thinking about the Cranberry Martini. But now, the holiday season is here again, and what better time than now to fill that knowledge gap? It’s an obvious bonus for me, because I love cranberries. So let’s make a plan for the Cran, and dive into how to make the Cranberry Martini.

Cranberry Martini

Cranberry Martini Recipe

  • 2 oz gin or cranberry vodka
  • 1 ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ¼ oz fresh lime juice
  • Splash sweet vermouth
  • Lime wheel

Grab the cocktail shaker of your choice, and add some ice. Add all of the liquid ingredients and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a lime wheel. If you’re feeling really fancy, add a couple of fresh cranberries to the bottom of the glass. You can also use a twist of orange zest as a garnish; it all comes down to personal taste.

How to Make a Cranberry MartiniThe Cranberry Martini is a fairly simple drink to mix, but the best drink recipes are usually fundamental. My prep time for this drink was . Four ingredients, , one satisfied imbiber – sounds good to me.
My inclination is to use cranberry vodka over gin in the Cranberry Martini, to take a bit of edge off. For a stronger version of the Cranberry Martini, use gin as your base alcohol. You can always bump the cranberry juice up by a half ounce if you want to make it sweeter.

This version of the Crantini isn’t vastly different from a Cosmopolitan, but the vermouth places it firmly in the category of a flavored martini, and not just a foo-foo drink. This particular drink is also a little less sweet than other flavored martinis, such as the Appletini, perhaps because it lacks Cointreau or another orange liqueur.

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Jöhn is one of the members of the modern day FNDC . In addition to coding and providing content for the site, he also enjoys playing the guitar and watching trippy movies. His favorite mixed drinks are whiskey sours and Jägerbombs. His favorite beers are Blackhawk Stout, Old Rasputin, and Sierra Nevada.

2 Responses

  1. This martini recipe is really good. I hope you post more mixed drink recipes here because you are great at it. This is perfect and worth to be enjoyed together with your friends.

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