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Cranberry Limoncello Martini

Cranberry-Limoncello Martini

Cranberry-Limoncello Martini

This was one of our guests favorite fall cocktails over the years at the Inn. The combination of tart cranberries and citrus with limoncello makes for a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail.

Cranberry Limoncello Martini

The Cranberry-Syrup base can be made well in advance and kept in the refrigerator for weeks, and this recipe makes enough for 15 cocktails. Simply combine the base with citrus vodka and ice, shake and pour. Serve alongside a bowl of Black Pepper Almonds this holiday season.

Limoncello is readily available at any liquor store or you can easily make it at home. Click here to see my recipe for homemade limoncello.

Cranberry-Limoncello Martini

Recipe by Michael SalmonCourse: CocktailsDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry syrup base (recipe below) 

  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus flavored vodka

  • Cranberry Syrup Base
  • 1 package (12 oz) fresh or frozen whole cranberries 

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur)

  • 2 dashes bitters


  • Place the base and vodka in a cocktail shaker with 6 large ice cubes, cover and shake 10 times.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with three whole cranberries floated on top and a wedge of lime on the rim.
  • Cranberry Syrup Base
  • Combine the cranberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool.
  • When cool, place mixture in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds and skin pieces.
  •  Add the remaining ingredients and the cranberry base is complete.


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