This martini is sure to please vampires and mortals alike! Sweet raspberry flavors mix with vodka for a festive drink in a candy-rimmed glass.
Red Candy for Rim of Glass:
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- Red food coloring (to desired shade)
- 1 ounce Vodka
- ½ ounce Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- Splash of lime juice
To make the red candy, combine sugar, water and red food coloring in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to be sure the sugar dissolves completely. Allow to bubble for 5 minutes (if you have a candy thermometer, allow it to reach 300ºF).
Remove from heat, then dip rims of cocktail glasses into the mixture. Be careful—it is hot! We recommend wearing an oven mitt during this step.
For the cocktail, pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into prepared martini glass.