Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, it's time to get in the holiday spirit. There's no better way to do it than with a refreshing and festive homemade cocktail. This cranberry mint martini is potent but easy to sip with a beautifully vibrant hue. It's well-balanced and not too sweet. The ingredient list calls for cranberry vodka, but if you don't have it, regular vodka is a fine substitute. It's the perfect tippler to enjoy after a long day of shopping, so get the recipe.
2 ounces cranberry juice Makes 1 drink.
2 ounces cranberry vodka
1/2 ounce grenadine
1/2 ounce simple syrup
8 fresh mint leaves, 7 torn, 1 whole leaf for garnish
2 ounces cranberry juice
Makes 1 drink.