Cocktail: Winter Cranberry Martini

Winter Cranberry Martini

'Tis the season for cranberries, and what better way to enjoy these tart red berries than in a sweet tipple? This Martini is perfect for brightening these dark winter days!

Winter Cranberry Martini gin drink

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Ingredients:

50ml gin
25ml cranberry-infused simple syrup (see below)
25ml vermouth
Fresh cranberries, to garnish
1 sprig of rosemary, to garnish

For the cranberry-infused simple syrup: 
100g cranberries
175ml water
65g sugar

Method:

1. Add ingredients for cranberry syrup components into a small pot on the stove on medium heat. Stir and cover with a lid to cook for 7-10 minutes or until cranberries burst.
2. Mash mixture with spoon and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 more minutes until sides of mixture begin to gel on the pot.
3. Strain through fine mesh sieve and set syrup aside.
4. Add ice, gin, and syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
5. Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with cranberries and rosemary sprig to serve.