Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Vodka Cranberry Martini

November 15, 2021  •  2 Comments

Hey There!

This week we wanted to share a cocktail perfect for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving dinners. A simple martini but with a sweet addition. We made a simple syrup of cranberries and fresh rosemary herbs which not only made a great cocktail, but also had the house smelling like the holidays. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This recipe makes 1 drink! Let's get started!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
3 Fresh Cranberries

For Drink
1 1/4 oz. Cranberry Simple Syrup (details below)
1 1/4 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

For Simple Syrup
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Water
1 cup Fresh Cranberries
1-2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
Orange Peel


You will also need a martini glass, cocktail pick, shaker cup, small pot and spoon.


Let's Make the Simple Syrup!

  1. In small pot over low-medium heat, add

    • 1 cup of sugar

    • 2 cups water

    • 1 cup fresh cranberries

    • 1-2 sprigs of rosemary

    • Orange peel

  2. Stir and let simmer approximately 12-15 mins

  3. Remove from heat, strain, and allow to cool.


Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In your shaker cup add:

    • Ice

    • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice (1/2 oz.)

    • Sweet Vermouth (1/2 oz.)

    • Grand Marnier (1/2 oz.)

    • Vodka (1 1/4 oz.)

    • Cranberry Simple Syrup (1 1/4 oz.)

  2. Shake for 30 seconds or so until chilled.

  3. Strain into your martini glass.

  4. Garnish with cocktail pick of fresh cranberries

  5. Enjoy!


Mixology Monday - Vodka Cranberry Martini

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Loved the cranberry martini had to have 2nights in a row! So happy I started following you
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