Friday, March 9, 2012

Tart Cherry Berry Martini

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It's about time we reintroduced our Friday Happy Hour around these parts, wouldn't you say? For this Friday's happy hour on our drink menu we have vodka martinis with fresh raspberries and sour cherry juice.

Lately I've been seeing sour cherry juice popping up in stores. I've seen it at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. I absolutely love the taste as I love sour cherries. My favorite is pure sour cherry juice (not from concentrate, no sugar). It is great as an anti-oxidant, and tastes much less pucker-face sour than a fresh sour cherry. Nevertheless, due to the acidity it is not recommended to have more than one shot of the juice per day.

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As a result, we decided to try it in drinks. In this cocktail, we use crème de cassis (sweet, black currant liqueur) to counteract the tartness of the cherry juice and to complement the raspberries.

Tart Cherry Berry Martini
(Serves 2)

You will need:
2 shots sour cherry juice
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 shots vodka
1 shot crème de cassis
ice

Directions:
In a blender, blend cherry juice and raspberries. Add the mixture to a shaker, followed by vodka, crème de cassis, and ice. Shake well. Strain into two martini glasses. Top with cherries for fun. Enjoy.

7 comments:

everydaykatherine said...

It looks delicious.
Your husband is / will be really lucky with you, you know, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. :)

Cervicka a Viva said...

I love sour cherries too and also creme de cassis is good one, Iľl try this cocktail!

Zjawa said...

Mmmm.. ;)

Willow said...

This drink sounds truly divine! I'm a big fan of tart cherry juice, and with the currant liquor and raspeberries... oh my!
Gorgious photos, too - I've been playing around with candle light a little and love what you did with the little candles in the background.
Great post as always!

AVY said...

Yum yum, looks good.


/Avy

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Eileen said...

Ooh, sour cherries! These are super hard to find here in CA, so I'm excited to know the juice is actually available. & I could definitely use one of these beautiful cocktails (so RED!) right about now. :)

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