Cranberry-Limoncello Martini

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12-15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cranberry Syrup Base.
  • Combine the cranberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool.
  • When cool, place mixture in a blender and blend for 2 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds and skin pieces.
  • Add the remaining ingredients: lemon juice, lime juice, 2 dashes bitters, Limoncello liquor and the cranberry base is complete. Makes approximately 5 cups.
  • Chill completely until ready to use.
  • For each Cranberry-Limoncello Martini.
  • In a shaker filled half way with ice cubes:
  • Add 2 - 2 1/2 ounces cranberry syrup base. NOTE: may use less per glass as it is a bit thick w/ this amount. I have been experimenting and think 2 oz may be best for starters. Start w/ less and add more if desired or add some pomegranate juice to each cocktail.
  • Next, add 1 1/2 ounces citrus flavored vodka.
  • Shake 50-100 times and pour into martini glass. If you shake 100x, you will get little crystals of ice in your pour.
  • Pour into martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice. YUM!
  • PITCHER: Measure 2 cups vodka, entire recipe of base> approx 5 cups of base. To thin add 1 cup pomegranate juice. Stir. Add to shaker full of ice and pour into individual martini glasses.
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