Ginger Cranberry Martini Recipe

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    I can’t get enough ginger this season. I bought a pack of candied ginger at Trader Joe’s for a recipe and practically finished the whole pack before I even got cooking.

    This easy cranberry martini with ginger is a perfect big-batch cocktail for a holiday party, and even more perfect after dinner with dessert. The secret is that these are actually very easy to make as far as cocktails go, but are definitely a spicier version of a holiday staple.

    Cranberry Martini with Ginger

    Quadruple the recipe, and this makes the perfect big-batch cocktail for a holiday party.

    Servings: 2


    • lime: 1
    • sugar: 2 tablespoons
    • vodka: 4 ounces
    • cranberry juice (100% juice): 8 ounces
    • freshly grated ginger root: 1 teaspoon


    Step 1: Cut the lime into a few wedges and rub one of them on the rim of the glass. Then dip the glass rim in the sugar.

    Step 2: Place some ice in a martini shaker. Add the vodka and cranberry juice, and shake well. Distribute evenly between two glasses. Place ½ teaspoon grated ginger into each glass. Drop in a few cranberries and enjoy.

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