Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cocktail of the Week: Cranberry-Walnut Martini

This is the PERFECT after-dinner drink for Christmas Eve or Christmas night.  Sweet and nutty (just like me), it's sure to go great with whatever dessert you're serving.  Or it could be dessert itself. 

Don't skip the rosemary/cranberry garnish.  It makes it even more festive. you're doing your final shopping tomorrow, hit the liquor store and buy some Nocello.  You already have vodka, right?

Cranberry-Walnut Martini
Makes one cocktail.

2 1/2 ounces vodka, preferably Ketel One

2 ounces walnut liqueur, preferably Nocello
3 fresh cranberries
1 sprig rosemary
1 walnut half, toasted

Combine the vodka and walnut liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Thread the cranberries onto the rosemary sprig and place in the glass. Garnish with the walnut.

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