Mistletoe Martini

A holiday-inspired cocktail that's as easy to make as it is delicious. The Mistletoe Martini is a refreshing smoked cocktail featuring charred rosemary and cranberry simple syrup.

Yields 1 Serving


⁃1 Ounce Cranberry Simple Syrup (recipe at bottom)

⁃1 Ounce Sweet Vermouth

⁃2 Ounces Gin (we're big fans of this chamomile Guild Gin from Watershed Distillery)

⁃Sprig of Rosemary & Fresh Cranberries to Garnish


⁃Mixing Glass


⁃Bar Spoon

⁃Cocktail Strainer

⁃Lighter or Match

-Coupe / Martini Glass

Step 1

First, lightly torch the rosemary with a match or lighter, then swiftly cover it with your drinking glass while it smolders. Leave the rosemary covered while you finish preparing the drink.

Step 2

Combine the cranberry syrup, sweet vermouth and gin in a mixing glass. Add plenty of ice, then thoroughly stir.

Step 3

Remove your drinking glass from the rosemary and strain your beverage into the glass.

Step 4

Garnish your drink with the smoked rosemary from earlier and toss in a few cranberries for good measure.

...And voilà! You have yourself a Mistletoe Martini. Let us know what you think @lunamercantileco and feel free to share via the links at the bottom of our page.

Cranberry Simple Syrup

This cranberry simple syrup is easy to whip up and a tasty addition to a variety of cocktails. Simple syrup is just one part sugar and one part water, heated until the sugar entirely dissolves and thickens the mixture into a thin syrup. It doesn't get any easier than that! We added a cup of cranberries, half a lemon, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and star anises to this simple syrup to add a few layers of dimension and flavor.


⁃ 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries

⁃ 1 Cup Water