Cranberry Martini (The Crantini) – with Homemade Cranberry Shrub

The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing. This Cranberry Martini, Crantini if you will,  is an easy and delicious cocktail to serve over the holidays, with only a few ingredients needed you can’t go wrong. I also give you my recipe for a super simple cranberry shrub (aka drinking vinegar), a great cocktail ingredient that will take your Cranberry Martini to the next level – spoiler alert: it’s REALLY easy to make at home and makes a great gift too!

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Can you believe it’s almost Christmas time?! Where has the year gone? I swear, the older you get the faster the time goes by! The calendar doesn’t lie though, so it’s definitely time to start getting ready for the holidays! And I don’t know about you, but I need a few festive cocktails to get my Christmas spirit going – this Cranberry Martini is perfect for that! Cranberries are wonderful this time of year, and certainly not just for Thanksgiving! Here in the UK we don’t have Thanksgiving, so the turkey and all things cranberry are reserved for Christmas. Besides, you cannot deny how festive the colour of this Cranberry Martini is – it’s totally going to get you into the Christmas spirit just by looking at it!

 The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing - the cranberry martini being poured into a martini glass

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Bucky Barnes Cocktail (The Brooklyn Cocktail) – Marvel Cocktail Series

The Bucky Barnes Brooklyn Cocktail is the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktails Series. Bucky’s cocktail is the classic Brooklyn, an old classic that’s made a big comeback. The Brooklyn Cocktail is a delicious blend of rye whiskey, extra dry vermouth, and maraschino liqueur, it has a smooth, dry bite that will keep you coming back for more. Just like Bucky, it is less popular than it’s well known counterpart (i.e. Manhattan/Captain America) but it’s just as worth bringing back!

The Bucky Barnes Brooklyn Cocktail is the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktails Series. Bucky's cocktail is the classic Brooklyn, an old timer that's made a big comeback. The Brooklyn Cocktail is a delicious blend of rye whiskey, extra dry vermouth, maraschino liqueur and bitters, it has a smooth, dry bite that will keep you coming back for more. Just like Bucky, it is less popular than it's well known counterpart (i.e. Manhattan/Captain America) but it's just as worth bringing back!

Bucky Barnes, where do I start?! Bucky (aka The Winter Soldier) is probably my all time favourite Marvel character. He’s just a kid from Brooklyn with greatness inside him, a greatness not even he could see, and this is true whether you’re looking at comic Bucky or MCU Bucky. Let’s look at MCU Bucky though, because I  love the arc The Russo brothers gave him and how he was depicted. Bucky, a kid from Brooklyn, grew up taking care of his chronically sick best friend who was more like a brother, and while Bucky may have been physically stronger than Steve, Bucky always saw a greatness in Steve and knew he was capable of amazing things.

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The Bucky Barnes Brooklyn Cocktail is the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktails Series. Bucky's cocktail is the classic Brooklyn, an old timer that's made a big comeback. The Brooklyn Cocktail is a delicious blend of rye whiskey, extra dry vermouth, maraschino liqueur and bitters, it has a smooth, dry bite that will keep you coming back for more. Just like Bucky, it is less popular than it's well known counterpart (i.e. Manhattan/Captain America) but it's just as worth bringing back!

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