Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

by Marla on November 8, 2013 · 23 comments

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Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I will be in Las Vegas. Yep. I might just talk a bartender into making my favorite new cocktail, this Cranberry Bourbon Martini.

How festive would this be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve?

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I use real unsweetened cranberry juice in this cocktail.

Sweetened it with Bourbon Maple Syrup.

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Float some fresh cranberries on the top. Do it.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

This drink is a bit tart. And perfectly sweet at the same time. It’s exactly what you need when sitting by the fire in Montana.

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Or watching the sunset in Telluride.

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Maker’s Mark has become a favorite here.

I love the the sensation of chilly days & sipping warming bourbon.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Have a great weekend! Hopefully you can give this cocktail a whirl.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Cranberry Bourbon Martini

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened Cranberry Juice
  • 1 ounce Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • fresh Cranberries

Method

  • Add ice to a martini shaker. Add cranberry juice, bourbon maple syrup and bourbon. Shake well. Pour through strainer into chilled martini glasses. Serve with a fresh cranberry skewer & float some cranberries on the top.
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1 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque November 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

This makes me excited for Christmas parties! Pinned. =)

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2 HeatherChristo November 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

this is totally gorgeous Marla!!

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3 Rosa November 8, 2013 at 6:27 am

Delightful! I love the mood of that post.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Julie @ Table for Two November 8, 2013 at 6:59 am

wow, what a gorgeous and vibrant drink! cheers to the weekend :)

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5 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel November 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

I would so be all over this!

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6 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective November 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

Gorgeous cocktail, Marla! :)

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7 Lisa Frank November 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

Wow, this is some seriously stunning photography! It sounds delicious–going on my holiday cocktail menu for sure. My family celebrates on Christmas Eve with a fancy homemade dinner and cocktails around the Christmas tree before we go to church…these would be a fabulous choice! The kids would love a matching cranberry skewer in their sparkling apple cider, too. :)

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8 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

Pour some of this into a flask, bring to Vegas, and share. PLEASE!!!! Looks so good! :) Pinned & see you soon!

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9 Meghan November 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

Wow, what a gorgeous drink! So festive!

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10 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen November 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Gorgeous! Love this cocktail, Marla…cannot wait to make! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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11 naomi November 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Great cocktail — too bad I can’t have any this season, but I can make some for others!! :)

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12 joybee83 November 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Great drink idea. I love bourbon and adding maple syrup and cranberry sounds even better. I can’t wait to try this.

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13 Sanjeeta kk November 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Absolutely stunning pictures, Marla! And what a wonderful drink idea it is.

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14 Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet November 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Gorgeous drink, Marla! Love the flavors!

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15 Marian (Sweetopia) November 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

How rich and delicious does this look! Love it!

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16 Tom November 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

If you want some true bartender street cred, this should be called a cranberry manhattan. Martinis imply gin or vodka and you can drop the reference to bourbon altogether since manhattans are made with bourbon. Nice recipe though, good potential!

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17 Marla November 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

Thanks for the street cred Tom!! I did some google research before I posted…and found a few bourbon martinis. Even Giada has one ;)

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18 leanne December 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Wow! Awesome and mouthwatering. Do you actually eat the cranberry garnish or way too sour?

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19 Maris (In Good Taste) December 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I’ll take three please!

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