This is one of Mamma Bear’s favorites. It uses vodka, Cointreau (or triple sec), and cranberry juice. Mamma Bear likes hers dry, but some prefer a sweeter version by changing the ratio of vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice. If you use concentrated cranberry juice, you will need to use it sparingly.
Put ice in a martini glass and fill with cold water. Let it sit while you make the drink (3-5 minutes) to chill the glass. Empty the martini glass when the drink is ready.
Mixing the Drink:
Fill a shaker with ice cubes
Add 3-1/2 shots of vodka
Add 1/3 shot of Cointreau
Add 1/3 shot of cranberry juice
Stir about 15 times
Strain into the martini glass.
While no garnish is necessary, a wedge of lime is often used.
For a sweeter version, decrease the vodka to 3 shots and increase both the Cointreau and cranberry juice to ½ shot each. Vary the proportions to suit your taste.
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