Pink Martini Recipe
This pink martini recipe is going to knock your socks off. Make it with homemade peony flower jelly if you can. If you do not have access, cherry or berry jelly makes a delicious substitute. Read on for the recipe.
Can You Really Make Jelly from Peony Flowers? Yes!
When I was a little girl, I loved flowers. One of the most memorable times on the farm I grew up on in Indiana is the smell of my grandmother’s peonies. Simply heady and amazing. Filled with such a powerful smell as to knock any thought out of your head except SMELL and SMELL AGAIN. My good garden friend, Kylee Baumle, makes peony jelly. She has a recipe from Our Little Acre posted an amazing blog post on how she made Peony Jelly. You must link through. Read her entire post as she shows what type of petals she collects and all the details. And PEONY JELLY!?!?!?! Say WHAT?!?! I never knew the stuff existed.
Peony Blossoms Taste Like Tutti-Frutti!!!
My youngest daughter carefully reviewed the recipe. She made it at Grandma’s house and brought it home for me. Absolutely wonderful. It tastes marvelous, kind of a combination of peaches and tutti-frutti. Peony jelly is a perfect ingredient for a pink martini. Below is the recipe and a video showing you how to throw together the pink martini in just a few minutes.
Pink Martini Recipe
- 1 or 2 tbsp Berries or fruit, muddled
- 1 Handful Fresh mint or basil, muddled (Optional)
- 3 ounce Pomegranate Juice
- 2 tbsp Peony jelly OR cherry or berry jelly
- Muddle berries (and/or herbs)
- Add all ingredients to shaker
- Shake well until jelly combines
- Strain ice out when you pour into martini glasses
Kylee’s Peony Jelly Recipe
- 1 quart peony petals
- 5 cups boiling water
- 3 tbsp lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 pkg liquid pectin or 2 tbsp powdered pectin
- Pour the boiling water over the peony petals.
- Let steep overnight.
- Strain liquid through cheesecloth in the morning.
- Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved.
- Whisk in pectin
- Bring to a boil again until liquid can coat a spoon (about 3 minutes).
- Pour in jars and let cool before capping.
The Damned Cool and Super Nifty Mason Shaker
And so. Isn’t that Craft Cocktail Shaker really wonderful? It’s super easy to use and a bartender can actually fit about 3 martini’s in the container for the big mix up. The set with the spoon, muddler, and jigger you see is a great gadget-team. A fantastic product to shake it up and I can’t wait to mix up some more cocktails with it!
I totally dig all of thsee really GREAT Ideas! And, I’ll be sharing all of them! ASAP! :^)
can we use red peonies
Yes! Absolutely use any color of peonies!