In light of governor-mandated (luv my guv -- Gretchen Whitmer!) homebody-ism (as opposed to our pre-covid homebody norm), everyone seems to be picking up hobbies and crafts. As a proper WI girl, my chosen hobby is to make an existing or create a new Martini-of-the-Week. They'll all be vodka-based, because gin is nasty. Sorry, not sorry. Plus they're cheaper than our recent $30/bottle wine fixation.
|"True Blood" martini.
In the future I might try to take photos with better lighting...but probably not.
As we were drinking these, riots and looting were taking place by opportunistic assholes in Grand Rapids, after a peaceful protest against the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.
So...the beverage. It's kind of a variation on a cosmo, but using tart cherry juice.
Recipe makes 2.
True Blood Martini
juice of 1/2 lime
1 TB Luxardo™ maraschino cherry syrup
5oz tart cherry juice
Add vodka, lime juice, Luxardo syrup (spooned from a jar of Luxardo maraschino cherries), cherry juice and ice to shaker (ours has marks up to 12oz., hence the close estimate for added juice quantity), shake, and strain into glasses. Garnish with Luxardo cherries and lime wedges. Cheers!
Next week I think I'll take on the lemon drop. DH has never had one.