If you are throwing a holiday party or wintertime gathering at your home, a great way to get into the festive spirit is to make a cranberry martini. They are so easy to make and always put me and my guests in a merry mood!
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz vermouth
- 2 cups of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup of water
- rosemary (garnish)
1. Create a cranberry simple syrup. Add cranberries, sugar, and water to your saucepan and simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard cranberries.
2. Add ice, 2 oz gin, 1 oz vermouth, and 1 oz cranberry syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake to chill.
3. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with something green, like rosemary.