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Very Merry Martini Recipe

Very Merry Cocktail recipe

Very Merry Martini Recipe

I love a simple cocktail that is delicious and pretty and my Very Merry Martini will not disappoint. The bright red color comes from both cranberry and cherry juice and makes for a nice balance to the vodka and Cointreau that definitely pack a punch! Just mix all of the ingredients and shake with ice before pouring up in a martini glass. I’ve used sugared cranberries to garnish the cocktail, they add a festive touch and are simple to make.

cranberry and cherry juice martini

Very Merry Martini

Makes 2

¼ cup vodka

2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liquor

¼ cup cranberry juice

1/3 cup cherry juice


Fresh or sugared cranberries and a sprig of mint or rosemary

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake 10-12 times before serving in 2 chilled glasses.  Garnish with cranberries and mint if desired

I hope you enjoy the Very Merry Martini and let me know what you think!

XO Lorie

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6 Replies to “Very Merry Martini Recipe”

  1. This is so pretty…and I’m sure very tasty. Thanks for sharing ❤️


    1. Thanks Vonda! It is really yummy and very holiday! XO


  2. My martini tonight WAS very merry. Excellent, tasty and candy apple red beautiful! Thank you! I highly recommend.


    1. Awe thanks so much and your right the color is stunning!


  3. My martini tonight WAS Very Merry. Tasty and beautiful candy apple red. I highly recommend. Thank you Lorie!


    1. Oh hi Jan!! Now I know that was you! Glad you liked it!


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Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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