Friday, March 7, 2014

St-Germain Grapefruit Martini

Tart and slightly sweet, this martini is a fun variation on the more traditional gin or vodka drink. After my sister and I mixed up the grapefruit margaritas a few weeks ago, we still had an abundance of grapefruit on our hands. The sweet orange juice in this drink balances the tartness of the grapefruit without the need for an additional sweetener. With a splash of my beloved St-Germain, we had a combination that was truly awesome.

St-Germain Grapefruit Martini
Yield: 2 servings
(printable recipe)

Juice of 1 ruby red grapefruit
Juice of 1 medium size orange
4 ounces vodka, low to middle shelf is fine
1 1/2 ounces St-Germain liqueur

Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake at least 30 seconds until well chilled. Strain and pour into martini glasses. Enjoy!

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  1. I have an abundance of grapefruit too! Thanks for the great ideas for cocktails!

  2. I love St Germaine! Such a beautiful yet potent liquor!

  3. I have a grapefruit tree in the front yard so I'm always on the lookout for ways to use them. This looks so refreshing.

  4. That grapefruit isn't "rudy" red - it's "ruby" red.

    1. whoops, thanks for catching my typo!

  5. This looks so elegant, and I just happen to have a small airline sized bottle of St Germain handy :)

  6. Oh yum, I could dive into one of these right now!