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I have a secret. We like a vodka martini in this house. The husband likes to pretend he’s James Bond. I don’t even try to pretend to be a Bond Girl these days but I do like the treat of a martini every now and then and this delicious and smooth vodka from Oxford Artisan Distillery is a perfect partner for that. You can of course enjoy it simply over ice or with good quality tonic water (I am a tonic water snob, please get good tonic water) or you can add it to a martini. I know that martinis are traditionally made with gin and vermouth but I prefer vodka in mine.
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If you want to make a vodka martini recipe with an added twist, instead of option for the traditional “dirty” option with olives, I like to add frozen fruit. In this recipe I use frozen blueberries and it works really well, and of course I am sure there is some vitamin C in there too, which isn’t a bad thing.
This is of course, shaken, not stirred. I don’t know if James Bond would approve, I suspect he likes his martinis fruit free but that’s ok.
You will need
1 tbsp dry vermouth
A tablespoonful of frozen blueberries, make sure they are not clumped together
A suitable glass (a martini glass is preferable if you please)
A cocktail shaker.
Add your vodka and vermouth and ice to your shaker and shake well. Then add your frozen blueberries and give it a gentle shake again, not too hard, you don’t want blueberry mush.
Pour into your glass and drink straight away. Pat yourself on the back for enjoying one of your five a day and a delicious vodka martini with a bleuberry twist.