Chef Michael created this recipe almost four years ago to replace our fabulously successful summer drink special the “Watermelon Mojito.” Every year, we receive numerous requests for the recipe so we decided to re-post it!
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 or twist of lemon on the rim
If you don’t feel like whipping this cocktail up yourself, come and enjoy one at the Hartstone Inn during our evening Cocktail and Hors d’ Oeuvres hour.