If you are looking for Christmas Cocktail Recipes, check out this easy Christmas Martini recipe. This Cranberry Pear Martini recipe has only two ingredients; it’s the easiest martini to make. Plus, learn how to batch more complicated martini recipes.
This martini recipe has become a tradition in our family. We make a batch each Christmas Eve to start the evening festivities.
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Table of contents
- What Are The Best Christmas Martini or Cocktails?
- What Is Batching Martini Recipes?
- Cranberry Pear Christmas Martini Recipe
What Are The Best Christmas Martini or Cocktails?
When planning for Christmas Cocktails, you want to consider two things.
First, you want the cocktail to be festive and full of the flavors of Christmas.
Secondly, the ingredients should be simple if you are planning for a large party.
When making a Christmas Martini, consider simple ingredients or batching your recipe.
The Cranberry Pear Martini recipe only has two main ingredients, making it a perfect Christmas Martini.
What Is Batching Martini Recipes?
If you have a complicated recipe with several ingredients, don’t despair; you can batch ingredients before the party to save time and avoid the mess.
How To Batch Martini Ingredients
First, save a couple of your vodka or gin bottles to use.
Next, determine how many servings you will need of the martini.
For this next step, you can do one of two things.
You can multiply each liquid ingredient by the number of servings and combine them in a large bowl before pouring them into the bottles.
However, I prefer to mix each martini individually and add them to the empty bottles, one at a time.
Insider Tip – Important Details
- You do not add ice or garnishes to the batch.
- Be sure to determine exactly how much liquid ingredients are needed per martini. Most martini recipes will have 5 1/2 to 6 ounces of liquid before adding ice.
- Once you are ready to mix the martini with the ice, measure and pour the amount per martini and add to the ice.
Storing Batched Martini Recipes
Finally, after filling your bottles, place them in the freezer until ready to serve. They will last up to two weeks in the freezer.
If you batch your ingredients near the time of your party, you can keep them in the refrigerator instead of freezing them.
How To Mix Batched Christmas Martini Recipes
Now, you are ready to serve your Christmas Martini Cocktails. Measure the amount of batch liquid per martini and pour it into a shaker over ice.
Shake and strain the cocktail into a martini glass.
Garnish and enjoy.
Cranberry Pear Christmas Martini Recipe
This festive and refreshing holiday martini recipe can be made with premium vodka or gin. We prefer Tito’s Vodka for this recipe.
In addition, you will add one ounce of Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar.
Add frozen cranberries to the martini and a slice of pear with a sprig of rosemary to garnish.
Mix Ingredients in a Cocktail Shaker
Begin by filling your cocktail shaker with ice. Then add the vodka or gin and the cranberry pear balsamic vinegar. Shake vigorously for 1 minute.
Stain the cocktail into a martini glass, reserving the ice in the shaker.
Finally, garnish your Christmas martini with frozen or fresh cranberries, a slice of fresh pear, and a sprig of rosemary.
All garnishes are optional.
- 3 oz. Vodka or Gin
- 1 1/2 oz.
- Fill the Shaker with Ice
- Add Vokda and Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar
- Shake vigorously for 1 minute
- Strain into a Martini glass
- Garnish with frozen cranberries, fresh cranberries, a slice of pear, and rosemary sprig (all optional)
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Beautiful Presentation for a Christmas Cocktail
Creating a beautiful presentation is key when planning your Christmas Cocktails. This Christmas martini is sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
There are several options for martini glasses. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Hand Blown Martini Glasses
- Ice Bowl Martini Glasses
- Paneled Cocktail Glasses
- Gold Rim Triangle Cocktail Glasses
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