I have decided that the month of December ( besides it being my favorite month of the year, Christmas time) will be a month of learning, teaching and making cocktails. Last week I mastered how to make a Perfect Sidecar Martini. I surprised my Hubby, The Epicurean Man with them last weekend and he was blown away. I came up with a cool concept for a Yummy Mummy brunch to end the year with a bang… to teach some of my wonderful Mummy friends how to make my delicious Sorrel Martinis.
Sorrel is synonymous with Christmas in Trinidad. I have such fond memories of my Granny making this for my cousins and I during Christmas. The color of sorrel is red and so damn tasty, I knew using this to make a Christmas cocktail would be a hit with the ladies. The plan was set in full motion. Sorrel martinis it would be and of course I would be using my favorite vodka of choice ….. Voli Light Vodka ( the first ever low calorie vodka).
On Wednesday 7th, I had eight Mums over at noon for brunch and martinis. Our kids safe and sound in school, a moody rainy day, we ladies were rearing for a good time. Everyone brought with them a yummy food item, much needed to soak up the vodka we would be drinking. I showed the ladies what the sorrel looked like ( I like using dried sorrel, you can find it at most local super-markets). The recipe on how to make sorrel is on the packets, here is another way to make it as well- Sorrel Drink
Sorrel martinis are so easy to make, all you need is :
2 ounces of Voli Light Vodka
4 ounces of Sorrel
.75 ginger syrup
sugar and ginger powder to use for the rim of the glass.
glass type : martini glass
Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar and ginger powder.
I am declaring that Sorrel is the new Pomegranate !!!!
The rich red color of sorrel makes this perfect to make cocktails for the holidays and valentine. If you do make sorrel martinis please leave me comment here on what you thought. I would love to hear from you.
It was a bit manic being hostess and blogger at the same time. I was able to get a few good pictures in, I hope you enjoy them.