Cranberry Martini

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Make an extra batch of homemade cranberry sauce and pair it with vodka to transform it into a festive Cranberry Martini holiday cocktail.

Cranberry Martini | Self Proclaimed Foodie

I’m totally not a heavy drinker.  Don’t say it.  I know you can’t tell considering I make a pretty strong cocktail like my pumpkin pie martini or a stiff blackberry gin fizz every Friday.  The drinks are mostly for my husband, and because I like to find boozey drinks that actually taste good to me.  You see, I love a good spicy Bloody Mary, especially when served up along some some classic eggs benedict. But other drinks take me some getting used to.

Cranberry Martini | Self Proclaimed Foodie

 

It turns out I made some fresh cranberry sauce with orange and Grand Marnier, and I just couldn’t get enough of that stuff!  I’m going to see how many recipes I can use it in.  I decided to give some Vodka a long cold soak in it to see what would happen.  What happened was a really good cocktail emerged.  Don’t get me wrong – its strong. But martinis are supposed to be strong, right?

Cranberry Martini | Self Proclaimed Foodie

 

CRANBERRY MARTINI
 
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Make an extra batch of homemade cranberry sauce and pair it with vodka to transform it into a festive Cranberry Martini holiday cocktail.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 8 cocktails
Ingredients
  • fresh cranberry sauce
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle good-quality vodka
  • Fresh Cranberries and sugar for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Follow directions to make fresh cranberry sauce. Allow to fully cool.
  2. Combine cranberry sauce and vodka in large airtight container. Store in freezer for at least 3 days. Give it a good shake any time you open the freezer.
  3. Chill 8 martini glasses in the freezer.
  4. Strain the solids using a fine mesh strainer. To serve, pour the ice cold cranberry vodka into each of the 8 frozen martini glasses. If not immediately serving, store the strained liquid in the freezer until ready to serve, and give it a shake before pouring into glasses.
  5. If desired, spray fresh cranberries with a bit of water and then roll in sugar. Serve on a skewer over the glass.

 

Make an extra batch of homemade cranberry sauce and pair it with vodka to transform it into a festive Cranberry Martini holiday cocktail.
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