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Holiday Martini - Recipe

A festive drink that presents beautifully for your Holiday guests.
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Holiday Martini Recipe
  • 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.

  • 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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
-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
-2 1/4 cups sugar
-1 cup water
-1 orange
-1 pound fresh cranberries - 4 cups
-4 cups vodka