Happy Thirsty Thursday! Now that summer's almost over, the holidays will be here before you know it! There's no better way to get you in the mood than by having a Sugar Plum Martini! Visions of Sugar Plums are officially more than welcome to dance in your head for the next few months.
1 1/2 oz Brandy
1 oz Sugar Plum reduction
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
Sugar Plum reduction:
3/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
Sugar Plum reduction-Place ingredients in a pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it is reduced by half. Strain through a metal strainer and discard solids.
Coat rim with festive colored sugar. Mix all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake. Strain into glass. Garnish with lemon if desired.
So get yourself in the Holiday Spirit this Thirsty Thursday and try one yourself, and this time, let me know what YOU think! It's never too early to get into the Holiday Spirit!! :)
And by the way, have you ever actually seen a Sugar Plum? Me neither! Check it out!
Photo & recipe courtesy of The Mansion Bar & http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/mansion-on-turtle-creek-sugar-plum-dreams-cocktail-recipe & http://owgd3.onewebgroup.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=piecesofvermont&Product_Code=MCC013