Monday, November 22, 2010
Garnet Martini Syrup
We enjoy this gorgeously-hued cocktail on Thanksgiving, and again on Christmas. Strain it into a nice bottle, and it makes a wonderful gift as well. Be sure to attach the martini recipe.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: makes about 16 martinis
6 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries
4 1/2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until a glossy syrup has formed.
2. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher and chill for at least 3 hours or up to a couple of weeks.
3. To make one martini, shake 1 part syrup with 2 parts vodka with a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass (with a sugared rim, if you'd like). Garnish with a sprig of rosemary if desired.