Friday, October 14, 2011

happy hour: cran-spice martini

last night, for thirsty thursday, i decided craig and i would enjoy some fireside cocktails.  inspired by fall, i wanted something spicy with autumnal ingredients - like cranberry.

so, i came up with the cran-spice martini...and it was pretty darn good, too!


1 shot captain morgan's spiced rum
1 shot vodka
2 shots cranberry juice
squeeze of fresh orange
seltzer (or ginger ale)

1. in a shaker with ice add the rum, vodka, juice and fresh orange.  shake.

2. pour concoction into a martini glass and top off with seltzer (or ginger ale).

3. garnish with a wedge of orange.


the captain morgan's adds a spicy vanilla quality to this drink, and the cranberry juice adds just the right amount of sweetness.  the fresh orange brightens the flavor a bit, which is just lovely.  (if you're looking for a lower calorie option, go with the seltzer.  if you're looking for something sweeter, add the ginger ale instead.)

cheers, mavens!  happy friday : )

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