The first time I saw this Sparkling Black Cherry Martini made, I immediately had visions of the sophisticated, yet over-the-top glamour of the infamous “Roaring Twenties.”
(Quick history lesson: The martini rose to popularity in the early 20th century and likely maintained status during Prohibition, albeit discretely).
This simple, 3-ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for festive entertaining — think New Years Eve or a Great Gatsby themed party. Or go the opposite route for a romantic Valentine’s dinner for two, as the deep red cherries are just the right color!
Sparkling Black Cherry Martini Ingredients:
- 4 oz sparkling water or soda water
- 1 oz Black Cherry Vodka
- Frozen cherries (for “ice” cubes)
- Stainless steel 2-piece cocktail shaker (This is the style I learned to bartend with and still prefer)
- Cocktail strainer
- Martini Glasses (I love the stemless kind because I’m WAY less likely to spill or break them…both of which I am notorious for doing!)
STEP ONE: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake black cherry vodka until chilled and strain into a martini glass.
STEP TWO: Top glass with sparkling water and drop in a few frozen cherries. Not only do the cherries add a gorgeous touch, but they will keep your drink cool too!
TIP: For a more intense pop of flavor, substitute a cherry flavored soda water, like Dasani Black Cherry Sparkling Water.
Recipe by Jennifer @ Sugar Spice & Glitter
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