Mulled Wine Inspired Christmas Martini

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties & a little festive tipple!

Mulled-wine inspired Christmas Martini ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

And in that field, things don’t get any better than a tangy Christmas Martini.

Mulled-wine inspired Christmas Martini ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

I first tried them at the Borough Kitchen Christmas press do, and they immediately became a seasonal staple.

They are a modern take on traditional mulled wine and a real Christmas cracker of a drinks recipe!

Mulled-wine inspired Christmas Martini ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Super easy, quick and completely delicious, I have it on good authority that Mr & Mrs Claus enjoy a few of these on the run up to Christmas eve.

Just make sure you drink them responsibly… ‘elf & safety first, promise?!

Mulled-wine inspired Christmas Martini ● Christmas cocktail recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Mulled Wine Inspired Christmas Martini

Category: cocktail, drink, christmas

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 45ml Martini Rosso vermouth
  • 45ml pure cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 5 ml cinnamon simple syrup*
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • fresh bay leaf to garnish
    *For the cinnamon simple syrup:
  • 250ml water
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, snapped in half

Instructions

  1. Make the cinnamon syrup: place the water, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring to ensure the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool completely, about 2 hours; strain into a clean, glass bottle.
  2. Stir the vermouth, cranberry juice, Cointreau, cinnamon simple syrup and orange bitters together in a mixing glass.
  3. Pour into a stemmed wine glass or cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh bay leaf and serve immediately.

Notes

If you're making a large batch for a crowd, serve in a punch bowl with an ice ring studded with fresh cranberries.

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