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a martini glass with sweet cherry martini cocktail, garnished with cherries

Cherry Martini: Queen of Hearts

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Marley Goldin
This Cherry Martini, also known as The Queen of Hearts, uses fresh cherries and a dash of sugar to enhance your classic gin martini.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail



  • 10 whole fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, granulated or coconut
  • 1 ounce vermouth
  • 2 ounces gin


  • Muddle cherries and sugar in a small bowl until cherries release their juices-about 30 seconds. Use a sieve to strain sugared cherry juice into a martini glass.
  • Pour Vermouth and gin over your cherry juice.
  • Garnish with an extra cherry and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • This cocktail tastes best with Dry Vermouth.
  • 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons
  • Still thirsty? Check out this awesome collection of my best cocktail recipes!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Easy, Gin, Happy Hour, Martini, Quick, Vegan Cocktail
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