If your into healthy living, you have heard all about tart cherry juice. It’s the latest elixir. Touted as the most powerful antioxidant known to Homo sapiens, it is capable of aligning karma with dharma, killing free radicals (except Al-Qaeda), resolving your sleeping problems, fixing your flat feet; and it may even pump up your pheromones.
Recently, I bought a bottle. Well, it does not taste great. Hence, I set out to ameliorate the situation by converting the tart cherry juice into something more palatable. After all, I have six bucks invested in this stuff. Here’s what I came up with – the Tart Cherry Juice Martini.
Wow, this is wonderful medicine. Now we’re talking. No, you shouldn’t kayak afterwards. Stay in port, amigo.
3 oz tart cherry juice
2 ounces vodka
½ oz Cointreau No, you can’t substitute Triple Sec!
1/3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
Put it into a shaker with plenty of ice. Chill it down good, and pour into a 6 oz martini glass. You’ll thank me later.