Its time to ring in the new year. I plan to make my favorite Martini to celebrate bringing in 2017. This recipe was inspired by a drink I had on my birthday at the Cheesecake Factory. It was so good I set out to replicate it. Well my version of it. I will forewarn you that I am a fruity drink kind of gal. I like drinks that the alcohol just sneaks up on you because the drink is so good. I like all kinds of Martinis but this one is my favorite.
- 2 oz Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fruit Vodka
- 3 oz Passion Fruit Juice
- 1 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- Splash Grenadine
Mix over ice. Strain and serve. You can sugar the rim and garnish with a strawberry and pineapple slice if you want to jazz it up.
If you want it to be more tropical you can replace 1 oz of the Passion Fruit Juice with Mango Juice instead.
I keep a batch of simple syrup on hand. I don’t use the store bought since it is so simple to make and keep. The recipe is 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. You mix them together in a small pot and boil till the sugar dissolves. You have to let the syrup cool, then you can transfer into a container to keep. I use those condiment squeeze bottles. You can buy them for a dollar at Wal-Mart. It keeps really well in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy! I know I will.