How to Make a Valentine’s Day Vodka Martini

Think out of the box this valentine’s day and try something exotic like Vodka Martini to celebrate an evening with your partner. The drink is very simple to make and requires a few easily available ingredients. So, how can you miss this golden opportunity to make an impression on your guests, loved ones and sweetheart with this amazing drink? History shows that the Valentine’s Day Vodka Martini was discovered in the martini bar in downtown Chicago. The senior and skilful bartender of the bar fruitfully twisted the spectacle with fresh rose petals, and just the right quantity of delightful bitterness to balance out the blackberry vodka. If you like a mixture of sweet and fruity drinks, then you will love this amazing blend of Absolute Kurant, raspberries, wine and lime juice.

Valentine’s Day is all about love and celebrations. Make sure to show your love by presenting your Martini in a remarkable way. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to garnishing the Valentine’s Day Vodka Martini. But, presenting it in miniature goblets is a nice idea as it enhances the overall look of your drinks. Moreover, you can use some fresh fruit slices and sugar to decorate the martinis.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 5 to 6 persons
Utensils: Cocktail shaker, Martini glasses, Stirrer, Strainer

Ingredients:

– 1/8 cup Absolute Kurant
– 1/8 cup Raspberry Schnapps
– 1/8 cup Lime Juice
– 1/8 cup Sparkling wine – Asti Sparkling wine is preferred
– Some edible rose petals – fresh
– Fresh blackberries for Garnishing – Optional
– Chocolate-covered strawberries for Serving – Optional

Instructions

  • 1

    Cut a fresh lemon and squeeze its juice into a plate. Now, dip the rim of your cocktail glasses into the lemon juice one by one, moving the glasses so the complete rim is covered in lemon juice.

  • 2

    Now you need to line the rims of the same glasses in power sugar before placing them in the refrigerator. The lemon and power sugar will add a unique flavour to your drink without overdoing it and your guests are going to be wondering how you did it.

  • 3

    Now pour 1/8 cup of Absolute Kurant and 1/8 cup of sparkling wine into a cocktail shaker.

  • 4

    Top the Kurant-wine mixture with 1/8 cup of raspberry schnapps and the same quantity of fresh lime juice.

  • 5

    Add in some ice cubes and seal the cocktail shaker by placing its lid at the top. Now shake it well for the next 3 to 5 minutes until it is mixed well. Remove the lined glasses from refrigerator and pour the mixture into them.

  • 6

    Drop some fresh edible rose petals into the Valentine’s Day Vodka martini glasses to enhance their appearance.

  • 7

    Your Valentine’s Day Vodka Martinis are ready; garnish them by dropping one to two fresh blackberries into the bottom of the glasses and serve immediately for best results.

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