So I woke up this morning to a text exchange going on between my husband and our dear friends Richard and Garrett, who will be flying down from New York just in time to beat this horrific snowstorm that is slated to pounce on the entire northeast. Words of excitement over their arrival were passed around by all of us along with a lot of martini emojis… Like, A LOT of martini emojis.
Therein lies my inspiration for today’s Thirsty Thursday post.
In promising the boys that I would devote time in my kitchen to coming up with a few new martini recipes, I started to think about things I had in my refrigerator that I could use (you’d be surprised what you can come up with if you limit yourself to ingredients you already have in your home).
Born from a little bit of thought and a tour through my fridge, I present to you my Pineapple Martini with Blueberry & Rosemary-infused Vodka.
No one flavor overpowers the other in this incredibly-smooth and antioxidant-rich cocktail (yeah, I took it there). It’s a great and refreshing beverage that will do nothing but add a ton of flair to your arsenal of martini recipes.
So for the next time you’re about to make a drink, whether it be for visiting friends, a gathering in your home, or just for you and your honey, check out this recipe. You’ll never send a 🍸without thinking of this cocktail ever again.
Pineapple Martini with Blueberry & Rosemary-infused Vodka
(recipe serving size – 1 martini)
For the martini:
3 oz vodka
3 oz pineapple juice
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 sprig of rosemary
1 oz fresh lime juice (roughly juice of 1/2 lime)
Place a handful of ice into a shaker. Add the fresh blueberries and the vodka. Muddle for about 30 seconds until the color of the vodka has taken on a purple hue. Add the pineapple juice, lime juice, sprig of rosemary and additional ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add blueberries and/or a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Serve while cold.
- For gin lovers: replace the vodka with gin and follow the same steps.
- For extra rosemary flavor: add the rosemary to the shaker during the muddling process and muddle the herb along with the blueberries and alcohol before adding the pineapple and lime juice.
- To keep your drink cold longer: freeze a few blueberries and add the frozen berries to your cocktail once it has been poured.