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Cranberry martini

Easy Cranberry Martini


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This cranberry martini is a fun and refreshing spin on the vodka martini starring cranberry juice, Cointreau and lemon! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka**
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 100% cranberry juice (not sweetened*)
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup or maple syrup*
  • Granulated or superfine sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • For the garnish: fresh cranberries, lemon wedge

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lemon wedge, then run the lemon around the rim of a martini glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of superfine sugar.
  2. Place the vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and a lemon wedge and serve. 

Notes

*If all you can find is sweetened cranberry juice, use half the simple syrup quantity (or add it to taste).

**How to make 8 drinks for a crowd: In a pitcher, mix together 1 cup vodka, 1 cup 100% cranberry juice, 1/2 cup Cointreau, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, and 5 tablespoons simple syrup. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cranberry martini