Cherry martini

If you opted to make the dry version of the Cherry pie for Cherry pie ice cream, you should now have a jam jar of sweet cherry juices. If you haven’t done it already, put it in the fridge to chill. Stick a martini glass in there too. This evening, kick off your shoes, slip into your silk housecoat and mix yourself a strong drink that’s sweet enough to drink several of. Happy weekend.

Cherry martini
Makes 1

60ml (I used Juniper Green Organic Dry London Gin)
60ml leftover sweet cherry juices
1 tsp vermouth

1 Pour the gin and cherry juices into a cocktail shaker and add a handful of ice. Shake vigorously.

2 Pour the vermouth into a chilled martini glass and swirl around to coat it. Strain in the shaken gin and cherry juices. Knock back and feel the warm glow.

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4 Responses to A glut of cherries: Cherry martini

  1. Love this blog name! And the cherry martini recipe of course…

  2. ginandcrumpets says:

    Thank you! It’s past 11 o’clock, so it must be martini time.

  3. Chris says:

    Love this idea. But what can I use for cherry juice on the offchance I *haven’t* just made a batch of cherry ice-cream?

    • ginandcrumpets says:

      I”m confused. Why wouldn’t you spend ages making a cherry pie ice cream in order to have a small jar of sweetened cherry juices in case you fancy making a cherry martini?

      But if you’re going to insist on not doing that, you could:

      1 Poach a few cherries with a little sugar and a splash of water to get the juices without the nightmare of making the whole pie. Plus, you’ll have poached cherries, which is always nice.

      2 Replace the cherry juices with cherry liqueur. Added benefit of extra quick drunkenness.

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