Thirsty Thursday--Grapefruit Martini

I'm pleased to announce 
Thirsty Thursday 
is officially back!!

Oh, martinis and margaritas how I've missed you.
(Not that I haven't really been drinking them, 
I just really haven't been taking pictures/cooking/blogging--
I know--bad me!!)

I'm about to kick it into gear though.
I've cooked a few things lately,
made a few cocktails,
and added a few new things to the house.

So here it goes...
My first Thirsty Thursday of 2014.

My absolute favorite cocktail
(so far and for right now).

This absolutely tasty and beautiful cocktail was inspired by my sweet friend Kelly.
She mentioned making a Grapefruit Martini using fresh grapefruit and St. Germain and I was hooked.
I bought a few ingredients and started experimenting.

Grapefruit Martini

3 ounces fresh grapefruit wedges (frozen, pureed, and strained)**
3 ounces Grapefruit vodka (I used Deep Eddy's)
1 ounce St. Germain
squeeze of fresh lime juice
splash of club soda

Add first four ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and mix well.  Pour into a chilled martini glass. Top with a splash of club soda.

**I used grapefruit wedges in light syrup.  I froze them and pureed them in a blender.

Makes 1 cocktail.

This beautiful pink color makes me very, very happy.


1 comment :

  1. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I LOVE grapefruit juice with vanilla vodka, so I'm all over trying this.


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