Holiday Martini Recipe

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A festive drink that presents beautifully for your Holiday guests.
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Ingredients
  • HOLIDAY MARTINIl
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup cranberry liqueur - store bought or use the recipe below
  • 1/4 cup grand marnier or cointreau
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • CRANBERRY LIQUEUR:
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries - 4 cups
  • 4 cups vodka
Directions
PREP
5 mins
READY IN
5 mins
HOLIDAY MARTINI:
  • Combine the first 4 ingredients in a martini shaker.
  • Add ice to fill the shaker.
  • Cover with the lid and shake for 30 seconds or until chilled.
  • Remove lid and strain into a glass.
  • Garnish if desired with extra cranberries and a lemon twist.

CRANBERRY LIQUEUR:
  • Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, remove rind from the orange with a vegetable peeler, being careful not to get the white pith.
  • Cut rind into strips and set aside.
  • Process cranberries in food processor until finely chopped.
  • Combine sugar solution, orange rind, and cranberries into 1 gallon jar, stir in vodka.
  • Cover with a lid and store in a cool dark place for 1 month.
  • Strain liqueur through a cheesecloth into a bowl.
  • Discard solids.
  • Carefully pour into clean bottles or jars.
  • Yields 5 cups.
  • Can be stored in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.
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