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Partridgeberry Cheesecake Martini

Partridgeberry Cheesecake MartiniAfter seeing another cheesecake martini recipe, I was inspired to come up with a new twist on my own with a nod to Newfoundland flavors, and perfect for the holidays if I say so myself !  If you remember, a couple of days ago I posted a recipe for a beautiful red partridgeberry syrup, thinking ahead to use it in this sweet and creamy drink. You could, of course, use any berry syrup of your choosing for the same effect, whatever you like !

This base mixture will make enough for about 4 drinks, and can be whipped up ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to break out the cocktail shaker.  Blend together the following:

  • 1 tbsp white sugar ( a little more if you prefer a sweeter drink)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp whipping cream (you’ll want to top this up to 1 cup total)

Keep in a sealed container until ready to use.

While other recipes I’ve seen called for graham cracker crumbs for the rim of this drink, I wanted something a little bit more festive, so I went with a shortbread cookie crumb.  To rim the glasses, I dipped the edges first in plain whipping cream, then into the cookie crumbs.

Now you’re ready to make the drink! For each drink you will need:

  • partridgeberry syrup or any berry syrup of your choosing
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese mixture (or more, if you prefer a less boozy drink)
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • optional (not pictured): sweetened whipped cream

Drizzle some of the berry syrup inside the rimmed glass.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the cream cheese mixture, liqueur and vodka and give it a few good shakes.  Strain into the prepared glass.  If desired, top with sweetened whipped cream.

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