Back in December, we made Candied Citrus Peels and they essentially changed life as we know it. They are an amazing gift, portable, last a long time (I’m still enjoying one of our batches!) and taste freaking amazing. Oh, and you are also left with this ridiculous citrus simple syrup once you are done making the peels. Heaven knows we can’t let that go to waste!
When my aunt Paula typed the words “sour cherry martini” over iChat one day, I think my mouth literally dropped. I wanted one right there, that second, which was probably at about 2PM on a Tuesday…but at least it was 5 o’clock on the east coast, right?
It took me awhile to finally get my butt over to Whole Foods and seek out the Tart Cherry juice they have on hand. I’m sure you can find the stuff elsewhere, but if you need a Sour Cherry Martini right now just go to Whole Foods for the Love of God!
I waited way too long to make one of these…They are just too easy and too good. And I am too big of a wimp to handle the classic straight-booze martinis, but I am not always into the ones that are super sweet. This one hits right in the middle. Smooth, with a hint of sour-sweetness. Perfect.
A big Thanks to Paula and Susan who provided me with this wonderful recipe. I have many fond memories of summers past with the perfect cocktail in their backyard…and I will think of them as I drink this one in mine.
Sour Cherry Martini
- 1 shot cherry flavored vodka
- 1/2 shot tart cherry juice (can be found @ Whole Foods)
- Squeeze of a quarter lemon
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon if you wish.