last night, for thirsty thursday, i decided craig and i would enjoy some fireside cocktails. inspired by fall, i wanted something spicy with autumnal ingredients - like cranberry.
so, i came up with the cran-spice martini...and it was pretty darn good, too!
1 shot captain morgan's spiced rum
1 shot vodka
2 shots cranberry juice
squeeze of fresh orange
seltzer (or ginger ale)
1. in a shaker with ice add the rum, vodka, juice and fresh orange. shake.
2. pour concoction into a martini glass and top off with seltzer (or ginger ale).
3. garnish with a wedge of orange.
the captain morgan's adds a spicy vanilla quality to this drink, and the cranberry juice adds just the right amount of sweetness. the fresh orange brightens the flavor a bit, which is just lovely. (if you're looking for a lower calorie option, go with the seltzer. if you're looking for something sweeter, add the ginger ale instead.)
cheers, mavens! happy friday : )