The cherry vanilla rum notes are spectacular in this cocktail. The Cherry Vanilla Martini is lightly sweetened, yet rich on flavor. The Cherry Vanilla Infused Rum is super easy to make. The infusion is also fabulous! You’ll want to make more. Save the vanilla bean. It can be reused.
Cherry Vanilla Martini Recipe
Cherry Vanilla Martini – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
2 ounces Cherry Vanilla Infused Rum
1/4 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1/4 ounce Dry Vermouth
1 dash Classic Bitters – optional
Cherry from the Cherry Vanilla Infused Rum
Place rum, vermouths and bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to blend and chill. Strain into a small chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherry.
Cherry Vanilla Infused Rum Recipe
Cherry Vanilla Infused Rum – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
9 ounces Shellback Silver Rum
35 Fresh Cherries – Pitted
1 Vanilla Bean – Slit Lengthwise
Wash and pit the fresh cherries. Place prepared cherries in a pint size glass jar. Make a lengthwise slit in a vanilla bean. Open the vanilla bean up. Either fold the vanilla bean in half or cut the vanilla bean in half so it fits in the glass jar. Fill the jar with silver rum. The jar should hold 9 ounces of silver rum. Fill the jar completely to the top so all the cherries and vanilla bean are completely covered. Seal the jar and store it in a cool, dark area such as a pantry for 5 days. Turn the jar over a couple of times every day during the 5 days to allow the flavors in the jar to mingle.
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