Cucumber and White Cranberry Martini

September 29, 2011

in Vodka

It took me forever (and ever) to find white cranberry juice and when I finally did, I was totally irratated when the bottle I found was diluted with white grape juice. I went with it anyways since I was reaching all new lows of white cran desperation – and let me tell you, I am soooo glad I did! Cucumber, cranberry & grape make up a match straight from heaven. Crisp, subtle, light & delicate – this cocktail is addicting. Cheers!

Side note – bottled white cranberry/white grape juice is apparently available at pretty much every grocery store on the planet. I just happen to be completely oblivious – oops! Look for this bottle.

1 ½ ounces cucumber vodka

1 ½ ounces white cranberry and white grape juice

¼ ounce simple syrup

¼ ounce lime juice

In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a martini glass and serve.

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Bev Graham April 8, 2012

I’ve been using another Ocean Spray product, their “On the Go” White Cran-Peach drink mix, the kind you add to water. There are 6 packets in the box, each one to be added to a 16.9 ounce bottle of water. (However, I usually cut that about in half, so one packet stretches to two bottles of water. That’s a personal preference only; I’m not necessarily recommending it to everybody. But I do find most powdered drink mixes, of any brand, are too much flavor if used full strength.) This is 5 calories per packet.
As a diabetic, I have been looking several years for products to give me lots of fluid with no calories (or very low). I don’t recommend products unless I really believe in them, and THIS IS ONE OF THOSE I truly recommend. Most other powdered drink mixes are unpleasant to me; many of them have fakey flavors I don’t like. I’ve been buying this White Cran-Peach for several years.

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The Blonde Gourmand April 9, 2012

What a great alternative, Bev! Thanks so much for sharing

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