Cranberry Martini (Crantini). A Sweet, Tart and Tasty spin made with cranberry simple syrup for the holidays.
1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1-2 cups fresh cranberries (depending on sweetness)
2 oz vodka or gin
1 oz cranberry simple syrup
1 oz orange liqueur ( triple sec, cointreau or grand mariner)
Optional garnish: orange peel, cranberries, rosemary or mint
Simple Syrup In a saucepan combine sugar, water, and cranberries. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 -15 minutes until cranberries soften.
Strain mixture through a sieve into a container/ jar. Press down with a spoon/ wooden spoon to extract all of the liquid.
Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
Cocktail In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka / gin, simple syrup and orange liqueur. Shake and strain into a glass.
(Or fill glass with ice and rest of ingredients and stir together).
Optional: garnish with orange peel, cranberries, rosemary or mint.