How To: Make a Mayflower Martini

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose…. Oh, hi! I’m just getting in the mood for the holidays! Do you know what always puts me in the mood this time of year? Martinis! Yes, that’s right. Martinis.

Here’s a recipe for the Mayflower Martini. It’s easy & tasty.

• 1 tsp. Vermouth
• 1 part gin
• 2 parts white cranberry juice
• ice

1. Add 1 tsp. Vermouth to martini glass. Swirl to coat. Pour out excess.
2. Add ice to martini shaker.
3. Pour 1 part gin and 2 parts white cranberry juice into shaker.
4. With cap in place, shake the shaker.
5. Remove tip of shaker. Pour/strain cocktail into martini glass.
6. Cheers!

This recipe comes from Sandra Lee of the Food Network. She makes meals that are “almost” homemade. Her Thanksgiving menu really caught my eye a few years back. Let’s see if I can find the link and add. Ah, here it is! Semi-Homemade Thanksgiving. Wait! Even for semi-homemade, that looks like a lot of work. You know who really nailed down a fast Thanksgiving dinner? Rachel Ray. Seriously. Here’s a link to her recipes for Thanksgiving in 60 [minutes]. You’re welcome.

• Can I make you a martini? I promise I won’t spill your cranberry juice.
• Have you tried any of Sandra or Rachel’s recipes?
• What is on your Thanksgiving menu?



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17 responses to “How To: Make a Mayflower Martini

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that little video hottie….I mean Jean. Looks and sound delicious and I’m gonna have to give this a try.

    I like how you left the “bloopers” in the video and the ending credits cracked me UP! LOL

    • Hahaha! Try not to spill your cranberry juice Gary!
      Thank you for all your compliments! There were more bloopers than that! Who knew it was so hard to make a cocktail?
      Those credits were cracking me up too. I blame it on the martini(s)!

  2. Ummmm… Forgive me for stating the obvious but the ingredients list seems to be missing a mayflower???

  3. Forgot to say, I’ve never heard of WHITE cranberry juice before. Only ever seen red stuff

  4. Sherri

    Great Video Jean! You’re adorable 🙂

    Once again, thanks for the Martini Recipe. I’m gonna try these when I go back to Ohio for Christmas to visit my family and kids. Especially to see my Son before he gets shipped off to Afghanistan 😦
    Hey, but we’ll celebrate the Holidays before he goes with your great Martini’s 😉

    Love those credits at the end…lmao!

    • Awww, Sherri, thanks! You’re adorable when you’re beating up parking meters. 😛 Actually, we need to see more videos of you Sherri!
      I’m sorry that your son is leaving, but so thankful for his service. You must be very proud of him.
      I hope you enjoy the martinis. (They’re on the sweet side.)

  5. Era

    Great video! I like to watch Rachael Ray but I haven’t really tried any of her recipes.

    @ Sherri: Wishing your son all the best and a safe return home!

  6. I’m not a big martini drinker but I love that you did this!

  7. S. Le

    Make me one a few, will you?

  8. Jean, you’re so funny. Make me one please.

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