Hi Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been full of sun, family, friends, and some pretty amazing martinis. And I'm sharing the martini recipe today because it really is the best martini recipe I have ever tried. Here are the main players...
Combine 1 cup of sugar with 6 oz of fresh raspberries. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat until the berries dissolve and liquify, stirring frequently. Pass the liquid through a fine mesh sieve to remove all the seeds. You end up with this beautiful raspberry simple sugar.
I used 12 oz of raspberries and got back just about 12 oz of simple syrup. This can be used to make about 5 martinis. Here's how you put together 1 martini:
-Fill a martini shaker to the top with ice.
-Into the shaker add...
2 oz vodka
1.5 oz triple sec
1.5 oz raspberry simple syrup
the juice of 1 lemon (~ 1 oz lemon juice)
Shake, shake, shake! Wet the rim of the martini glass using a lemon wedge, then add fine sugar to the rim. Pour your shaken martini into your sugared glass. Enjoy!!
I loved this martini. It was just enough sweet and just enough sour and just pretty amazing. I bet it would be delicious with other types of berries as well. I can't wait to experiment more!
Thanks for stopping by today!! Cheers!