Monday, 16 April 2012

Apple and Raspberry Martinis

The elegant martini. These were made with my homemade natural vodkas and drank with my favourite neighbour Shelley. Just cause it was a lovely Sunday afternoon for a cocktail.

Thanks Shelley for helping me with recipe testing!

To learn how to make your own fruit vodkas look up my post called Natural Fruit Vodkas.

You will need:

Raspberry Martini
  • 1 oz. Natural homemade Raspberry Vodka (or store bought)
  • 1 oz. Grey Goose Vodka -or your favourite brand
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • ice
  • fresh raspberries or I take a dozen fresh raspberries and steep them in vodka and just keep them in a small jar in the fridge for martinis- they keep forever.
  • a shaker
Apple Martini
  • 2 oz. Natural Homemade Apple Vodka (or store bought)
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • ice
  • slice of fresh apple
  • a shaker
* the apple vodka is a very smooth mild tasting vodka and make a perfect drink without adding the Vermouth if you prefer.......hell, go on and try it both ways!

Step 1: to make the raspberry martini pour raspberry vodka, Grey Goose vodka and vermouth into a shaker. Add lots of ice, put on lid and shake for 20 seconds until your hand almost freezes.

Step 2: Strain into a chilled martini glass.  Add a few marinaded raspberries and serve.

Drink with pinkie finger out!

Step 1: for the apple martini you would add 2 shots of apple vodka since it is very smooth and mild when it is homemade and 1 shot of vermouth (I think the vermouth adds another layer to the drink but, you could always just use 3 oz. all apple vodka and it is a beautiful drink. Fill shaker with lots of ice. Shake hard for 20 seconds. 

Step 2: Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a slice of fresh apple.

Drink immediately, then try it the other way!

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