I created this recipe about a month ago to replace our fabulously successful summer drink special the “Watermelon Mojito.” Happily, it has gone over very well and several people have already asked for the recipe.
Cranberry Syrup Base
1 package (12 oz) fresh or frozen whole cranberries
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur)
2 dashes bitters
method – Combine the cranberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool. When cool, place mixture in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds and skin pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and the cranberry base is complete.
Cranberry-Limoncello Martini Recipe yields 1 drink
2 1/2 ounces cranberry syrup base (recipe above)
1 1/2 ounces citrus flavored vodka
garnish: 3 cranberries floated on top and a wedge of lime on the rim
Hope you enjoy the recipe, and if you don’t feel like whipping it up yourself…come and enjoy one at the Hartstone Inn during our evening Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres hour.