If you’re currently reading this.. congratulations! It means you survived the holidays! The stress of last minute shopping, irritating Christmas re-mixes playing in every store, traveling, and awkward family get-togethers are all behind you now. If you still need a little help winding down, I’ve got just the thing for you.. Frosted Cranberry Martinis! Don’t be fooled by this cocktail’s pretty appearance.. it packs a punch! The perfect amount of sweet and tart with a smooth finish will help you forget all about the stress of this past week and look forward to an exciting new year!
(makes 2 martinis)
6oz of vodka
3oz of cranberry juice
½ oz of triple sec
1-2 tsp sugar
Honey, white sugar, and red sugar sprinkles for rim
Fresh cranberries for garnish
Mix a few tablespoons of white sugar and red sugar sprinkles in a small shallow bowl. Rub honey around the rims of two martini glasses and dip into the sugar mix to coat evenly. Skewer several fresh cranberries on garnish sticks. Coat with a light layer of honey and pour white sugar over them.
Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and sugar. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and strain into glasses.
Garnish with sugared cranberries and serve!