I love to create new recipes for food and for drinks. Mostly I create things that I want to eat or drink. I try to impress me first and then share. This is one of those times.
Growing up Cherry was probably my least favorite flavor. I was definitely the last favor chosen of the Lifesavers flavors.
Now I would probably buy the Wild Cherry roll. Coconut is and always will be my favorite, but Cherry is gaining ground quickly.
With Cherry in mind, I set out to create a Cherry Martini that is both simple and delicious. And not overly sweet. And I think I have succeeded wonderfully.
For a redder martini add an easy splash of Dark Cherry juice.
Add all ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for a couple of minutes and pour into martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
The painted Oyster shell is by my talented friend Cynthia Dunn at Art 105 in Kinston, NC.