This article was published on June 1st, 2022
Whether you’re a proud gay man or lesbian, bisexual, or transgender ally, a Cranberry Martini Cocktail is the perfect way to show your support for all those who are proud to be out and proud of who they are. The vibrant red colour of cranberries—and the drink itself—is a lovely reminder of the vitality that comes from living life openly.
The Pride Flag uses red to symbolize life and passion. On one level, this is an obvious choice: after all, without life and passion there would be no need for a flag that represents those things. But there’s also deeper symbolism at play here.
The flag’s prominent place at Pride events throughout the world signifies that it represents the life and passion that flows through all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Red is not only symbolic of these aspects in general; it also represents them specifically for people who identify as part of this community.
When you see a person who identifies as LGBTQ+, you can look at them and know that they have something that makes them different from you. You can see that they have things in their life that call out to them like fire calls out to smoke. They have passions, dreams, desires, goals, hopes, love—all aspects of being human that make us who we are.
Thus, this cocktail is an apt symbol of life and passion. As traditionally mixed, it’s the perfect blend of tart and sweet—a characteristic that is representative of both the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
- 1 oz Stoli Premium
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- ½ oz lemon juice
Shake over ice. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with frozen cranberries and a dehydrated lemon slice.
Proudly made in Latvia. Enjoy and drink responsibly.