Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Cherries Jubilee Martini
Not everyone has had Cherries Jubilee before... but wow, what a glorious dessert!
Canned black cherries mixed with brandy, flambeed and served over vanilla ice cream. My Mom used to make this for us for special occasions and holidays. A chafing dish, home canned cherries, and a little cooking flair to make your little girls "ooh" and "ahh". It's not a dessert you hear too much about these days, but I know it would still be a big hit with friends today. Now, I just have to get my hands on some home canned cherries....
This little martini might just elicit some "ooh's and aah's" as well. I've made it twice in the past couple weeks, once for my hubby, who is a major cherry lover, and once for my sister; they both gave all the enthusiastic responses. You know what that means? Yep they will be invited to partake again as official martini taste testers! OXOXO
4 jiggers vodka (vanilla or whipped cream vodka would be good options too!)
2 jiggers cherry brandy
3 jiggers black cherry juice
2 jiggers lemon lime soda
A float of whip cream, if desired.
Mix the vodka, cherry brandy and the black cherry juice together in a cocktail shaker of ice. Shake, shake, shake. Pour in a glass and add a float of cream, if desired. I tried it both ways, both are truly enjoyable.
My advice, have one... only one. It's dessert, folks!
Here are some of my most popular (and favorite martinis):
Blackberry Raindrop Martini
Coconut Water Martini
Honey Badger Martini