Today is day 2 of Martini Week over at Beautiful Booze! I love making a strong martini on a weekday to unwind from a stressful day. Having one good martini is a great way to have a happy hour at home with little to no effort. During the wintertime it is fun to experiment with seasonal flavors like citrus. Today I am sharing a citrus inspired recipe that I made with stuff I found in my refrigerator. I had a lime and some maraschino cherries so I decided to make a sweet and tangy martini last night. I got inspiration to make this cocktail from dreaming about summertime and cherry limeade. This strong version really hit the spot to cure my wintertime blues. What is your favorite wintertime martini?


Recipe: Cherry and Lime Martini


  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1.5 ounces of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 ounce of lime juice or to taste
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: slice of lime and cherries


  • Add vodka, maraschino cherry juice, lime juice and ice to cocktail shaker
  • Shake mixture then strain into serving glass

Serves: 1