Thirsty Thursday: Mother’s Martini

Mother’s Day may have already come and gone, but when I first made this cocktail, all I could think about how well it would fit in with a family brunch. Sure, brunch has a bad rep for its rushed mediocre food, weak booze, and huge crowds, but I kind of like it. It’s everything awful about food in one meal, and I’d rather have that over a greasy bag of McDonald’s. Everyone has their shameful vices, and this is mine. However, I wouldn’t mind a little nudge in the right direction as far as alcohol goes. That’s how I came up with this. It’s not too sweet, there’s a ton of brightness to be found in in citrus vodka and the mint simple syrup, and the pamplemousse liqueur adds that dose of bitter that keeps masochists coming back for more. Whip up one cocktail for yourself, or be a little heavy handed and multiple this recipe by 4 to get a decent pitcher for the table.

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Mother’s Martini

Yield: 1 cocktail

2 oz. Joseph Cartron Pamplemousse liqueur

2 oz. Belvedere Citrus

1 oz. Owl’s Brew Classic

3/4 oz. mint simple syrup (just make some homemade simple syrup and throw in 4-5 fresh mint leaves when it’s cool)

juice of half a lime

1. If you know early on that you’ll be making this cocktail, stick shaker and vodka in the freezer a few hours ahead of time to get it well chilled.

2. Take your shaker out of the freezer. Fill up the shaker and martini glass with chipped ice to keep them chilled while assembling your cocktail.

3. Measure out and pour liqueur, vodka, Owl’s Brew, simple syrup, and lime juice into shaker. Cover shaker and shake well for five to ten seconds.

4. Dump ice out of martini glass. Strain liquid into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy.

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About A Famished Foodie

Food geek, wannabe Parisian, and lover of polka dots. Author of A Famished Foodie and Superior Spider-Talk contributor. Bold wine, sour beer & dessert make me nerd out.
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2 Responses to Thirsty Thursday: Mother’s Martini

  1. This looks delicious! I intrigued by Owl’s Brew Classsic ~ ” a blend of English breakfast, lemon & lime.” What is this stuff??

    • I love the stuff- it’s really just a tea based mixture, but they have a few different flavors and are a great way to make a cocktail more exciting. After a long day, I like that with a shot of my favorite gin or vodka on the rocks- it’s refreshing!

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