Saturday, November 28, 2009

Take A Sip Of: Cranberry Ornament



As if you have not had enough cranberry yet? Even so, perhaps you have not quite had cranberry like this. A delicious elixir with just a hint of warm nutmeg…this might entice you to extend your Thanksgiving holiday.

Cranberry Ornament (martini)

Fill martini glasses with ice and water to chill.

Ingredients:

10 oz (1 ¼ c) cranberry juice ( I use light)

2 ½ c vodka

7.5 oz lemon juice

5 oz honey mixed with 1 ¼ c. hot water

5 oz simple syrup*

Cranberries

Nutmeg

Mix the liquid in a pitcher. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Add cranberries and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Mmmmmmm. Try not to have seven more.

39 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

2 1/2 cups of vodka. 1 serving, right? :-)

Vodka Logic said...

Try not to have seven more.. you are a funny lady.

Sounds delicious

Mel said...

I'll have one!
Have a great weekend!
-M

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

YUM. You can never have too many cranberries.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow. What time are you putting on this shindig??? :0

Blasé said...

'VODKA'... I've never had it. I've never even drunk out of a 'martini glass'.

..first time for everything!

Cougar Tales said...

Sounds delish! When I have parties, I love serving a signature drink for the night. This may be my one for the holidays!

Eva Gallant said...

Yumm---I'll drink vodka no matter what you put in it!

Beth said...

Oh, I want this drink. Right now.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

As soon as I get rid of the headache I've been stuck with lately, I plan to try one of those. Very Christmasy.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Mmmmm, indeed. Sounds like it would go great with my cereal this morning.

Myya said...

YUM!!! Hmmmm just might have to have one of these... wish I had all the ingredients I'd have one right now... even though it's only 9 am Ahhhh if only I could really do that!

Ms Bibi said...

That's sound so delicious and look sophisticated.

Kato said...

Sounds perfectly delicious for Christmas time too!

Thanks for the recipe :)

Pop and Ice said...

Just realized I have no martini glasses! Of course, we usually just drink wine, and very little of that, so I suppose it's not so odd. But now I'm considering buying a few martini glasses that I will put, oh, geez, this means a total rearrangement of some piece of furniture or cupboard. Think I'll have a glass of wine and mull it over. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I've never ever had a martini before but that one does sound good!

strokeofliving said...

This is the second holiday cocktail recipe that has been posted from my reading list.

Yum, can't wait to try on a day that I'm not the DD.

Thanks for sharing.

linlah said...

Sounds really refreshing with the lemon/cranberry combination.

otin said...

Sounds great! I love cranberry drinks!

I hope that you had a great Holiday!!

Chief said...

Just when I was liking the fact that I am a dry Mormon

Constructive Attitude said...

i cant have alcohol, but cranberry juice is gross.

Mr. Charleston said...

I tried to make one, but it turned out I didn't have any cranberries, or cranberry juice or simple syrup. So what the hell, I made a martini straight up with a twist. Here's to you JennyMac. Hope your holiday was as good as mine.

JenJen said...

So....this is sorta healthy, right?

Life with Kaishon said...

This sounds so perfect : ) Brilliant recipe!

Erin said...

I like Cape Cods...with a lime. Really anything cranberry.

However, the nutmeg is not measured here, which leads me to believe that the cocktail could go horribly, horribly wrong. Too much nutmeg can ruin even the most kick-ass pumpkin pie. Trust me!

;-)
But it does sound good, as long as the bartender gets the nutmeg ratio right.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Mmmm. I'm extending. I'm extending.

Two Normal Moms said...

YUM! I can be the life of the party with a pitcher of these!
***Ally

Baloney said...

Nice! Think I'll be serving those at my cookie exchange.

My name is PJ. said...

I stopped at 5 more...I'm so junior varsity!

Secretia said...

It's healthy to drink enough fruit every day! Delicious sounding...

Secretia

Melissa B. said...

Well, I can't enjoy one today, 'cause I don't wanna go back to school tomorrow with a headache! But I'll keep it in mind...Christmas Break is only 3 weeks away!

Corrie Howe said...

Sounds heavenly. I don't think I can ever get enough Cranberry. I love the new Oceanspray commercial where they are showing everyone how cranberries are good for decorations, eating and drinking.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Delightful! I am getting a tad tired of appletini's at this point, anyway. It's time for a good change.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is one pretty looking cocktail.
Have a great week.
jj

The Peach Tart said...

sounds yummy

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Though I consider vodka itself is perfection, this is intriguing because of the honey and nutmeg. I wonder whether I could modify the recipe to use the leftover cranberry sauce that's taking up too much space in my fridge...

Tsquared417 said...

Thank you! I'm having a party next week and need 2 good cocktails!! YUM!!

Oscar said...

Looks like I have some homework....

Indianapolis social security disability lawyer said...

How festive! Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.