Happy Martini Thursday Divas and Gents! I don’t know about you all, but I am anxiously waiting for the weekend. I have a lot of things I need to catch up on, and the weekend is perfect for catching up. The weekend is also a great time for you all to try a new martini…courtesy of the Martini Chronicles of course! This week’s martini is inspired by Kriek. What is Kriek you ask? Kriek is a style of Belgian beer made from fermented cherries. I have never been a fan of beer. In fact, I hate beer and never consume it. However, last weekend in Brussels I had the opportunity to taste Kreik…I was pleasantly pleased! It has a sweet cherry-ish flavor to it, and barely tasted like beer. I was happy!
In true Pro Diva fashion, I started thinking of a martini recipe that would capture the essence of Kriek…I failed. But I did solicit the help of one of my loyal readers, Angie D., to help me create a cherry-inspired martini. I conjured up 3 different recipe combos for Angie to try, and asked her to try each and select the recipe she preferred the most…she chose recipe #2! As such, Angie and I present the Cherrytini! Thanks Angie
3 oz Cherry-Flavored Vodka (Smirnoff is a good brand)
2 oz Cheri-Berri Pucker Schnapps
1 oz Sprite (Or other lemon-lime flavored soda)
Maraschino Cherries (For Garnish)
1. In a shaker, combine Vodka, Schnapps, Sprite, and Ice. Shake!
2. Drop a few Maraschino cherries in a chilled martini glass.
3. Strain mixture into martini glass.
How is it? Special thanks to Angie for her help! It gets expensive trying out different types of recipes, so I appreciate my readers for offering to try out recipes for me. If you are interested in trying out a recipe for the Chronicles, please email me at TheProDiva@gmail.com, or shoot me a message on Twitter (@TheProDiva).