Mixed Berry Martini
Sweet mixed berry simple syrup gets shaken with blueberry vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
I have been in a cocktail shaking kind of mood as of late. I’m going to go ahead and blame it on my recent trip to the library. They had a bunch of bar books on display, and I couldn’t resist the urge to tuck half of them in my library bag.
Yup, I have a special canvas bag dedicated to library books. Yes, I’m well aware of my nerdy qualities. Again, yes, I’m turning into an old lady who makes weekly library trips.
If I’m being honest, I don’t need an excuse to pick up my shaker and experiment with different flavors and liquor pairings. Just the other day, I took a trip to the giant liquor store by my house and stocked my bar with the essentials: gin, vodka, bourbon, rum, etc.
This mixed berry martini is a result of dying berries I had wasting away in my fruit drawer. No surprise there. I can always count on at least one container or soft berries or a few shriveled oranges nestled in my fruit drawer. In this case, I was grateful for my neglect.
Today, the #SundaySupper team is having a Red Carpet Party to celebrate the Oscars. A party wouldn’t be complete without food and cocktails, so we have you covered.
Since the Oscars are all about who’s wearing what, I’ve chosen my fanciest Karen Neuburger pajamas and fluffy Ugg slippers for the occasion. How’s that for celebrity style?
I almost forgot about the accessories. I’ll be pairing my stylish pjs with a blue crystal martini glass filled with this mixed berry martini.
Diamante bags and diamond bracelets are so last year. It’s all about martinis and fancy cocktail glasses.
This martini is a combination of mixed berry syrup, blueberry vodka, and a splash of fresh lemon juice. I made the mixed berry syrup by simmering 1 cup each of strawberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen) with 1 cup of water until the water becomes a dark magenta color. The process takes about 15 minutes. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer and stir in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar while the mixture is still hot. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use. The mixture will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
This martini is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. It’s stunning pink hue and berry flavor is sure to impress your friends.
Mixed Berry Martini
Sweet berries and tart lemon combine to make a stunning martini.
Yield: 1 martini
Total Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
- 2 ounces blueberry vodka
- 1 ounce mixed berry syrup (recipe below)
- 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Mixed Berry Syrup:
- 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
Mixed Berry Syrup:
- Bring strawberries, blueberries, and water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer until the syrup turns a dark magenta color, about 15 minutes.
- Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer.
- Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
- Add all of the martini ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Give the mixture a few vigorous shakes.
- Transfer the mixture to a chilled martini glass. Enjoy.
Don’t forget to check out the other Red Carpet recipes:
Nominees for Best Supporting Appetizers:
- Beef Sliders with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, Bleu Cheese and Bacon by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Black and White Olive Cheese Puffs by Peaceful Cooking
- Cheddar Olives by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Chicken Boursin by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Citrus Avocado Shrimp Cocktail by Seduction in the Kitchen
- French Onion Sliders by Momma’s Meals
- Herbed Butter and Cheese Popcorn by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Italian Guacamole with Pesto by Food Done Light
- Lobster Bruschetta by The Texan New Yorker
- Melon and Prosciutto Skewers by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mini Cheese Balls by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Moroccan Beef Kefta Briouat by Manu’s Menu
- Mushroom Pate by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Oysters Rockfeller by Noshing With The Nolands
- Pea Pesto Crostini by Ruffles & Truffes
- Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp by Casa de Crews
- Raspberry Brie Bites by Love and Confections
- Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Smoked Trout Stuffed Baby New Potatoes by Food Lust People Love
- Spinach Bites by Shockingly Delicious
- Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers by Nosh My Way
Nominees for Best Course in a Leading Role:
- Broccoli Calzones by eating in instead
- Bow Ties and Tails Galore by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Oscar by Palatable Pastime
- Indulgent Lobster-Champagne Risotto by The Weekend Gourmet
- Oscar Worthy Cantonese Lobster with Coconut-Ginger Rice by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Nominees for Best Supporting Sips:
- Apple Ginger Martini by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Cherry Almond Sparklers by Magnolia Days
- Iced Espresso Martini by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mixed Berry Martini by The Messy Baker
- Oscartini by Family Foodie
- Red Carpet Sparkler by Rhubarb and Honey
- Thank You Peary Much by Sew You Think You Can Cook
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- 7-Layer Bark by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Caramel-Almond Latte Ricotta Cookies by What Smells So Good?
- Champagne Truffles by Brunch with Joy
- Chocolate Covered Cherries by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Decadent Flourless Brownies by Recipe for Perfection
- Edible Oscars Envelopes by Sunday Supper Movement
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble Peanut Butter Mousse Parfait Cups by Wallflour Girl
- Imitation Game Guinness Brownies by NinjaBaker.com
- Mini Strawberry Galette by Basic N Delicious
- Mini Strawberry & Chocolate Cheesecakes by Happy Baking Days
- No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake Shooters by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Popcorn Puppy Chow by Pies and Plots
- Sweet and Salty Popcorn Ball Bites by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Tuxedo Cake by The Redhead Baker
Nominees for Best Dressed Table:
- DIY Glitter Vases by Sunday Supper Movement
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