Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

This weekend's new cocktail combines two of my favs that have I talked about MANY times,
Sangria and Martinis.

The Sangria Martini 
Sounds too good to be true right ?

Well , here it is ...
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First you make the Sangria simple syrup ( which , personally , I think can be used in a LOT of cocktails ), in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix sangria simple syrup ingredients. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes. Strain mixture through fine mesh strainer; discard solids. Cover and chill sangria syrup until ready to use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Sangria Simple Syrup
cup sugar
cup red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
cup dark sweet cherries, stemmed, pitted and halved
stick cinnamon
Strips of orange peel from 1 medium orange (orange part only)
 Then get to shakin ! Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka and orange liqueur to cocktail shaker; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass. Drizzle sangria syrup into cocktail in glass. This will give it that layer look. Garnish with cherry.
Sangria Martini Cocktail
Ice cubes
tablespoons (1 1/2 oz) citron (citrus) vodka
tablespoons (1 oz) clear orange-flavored liqueur
tablespoons (1 oz) sangria simple syrup, chilled (above)
dark sweet cherry on a cocktail pick
Did you know "sangria " means " bleeding " in Spanish?
I did not ...
You would think as much of this stuff as I make and drink , I would know that .
Kinda creepy huh ?
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  1. I use to be a bartender, and I still love when I come across a new recipe. Sounds refreshing! I am now following, and found you via 'Mingle With Us' blog hop. If you have a chance stop by and visit me at
    Have a great day!

  2. I am soooo making this this weekend!! My hubby would love it and we are always looking for new cocktails to try. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!

  3. Dawn this looks fabulous! Let's have one of these too!

  4. OH YAY! I found another martini lover!!! Newest follower from the hop!


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