I can’t stand the whole Dirty Martini thing but I do love a good tart Grapefruit Martini, I tried for weeks to get the perfect balance and I came up with this drink one night. If you like a sour drink this is for you!
1 1/2 oz Hendricks Gin
1 1/2 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Vermouth
1/4 lime plus more for garnish
Take your Martini glass and run it under cold water, place in the freezer. Fill a Cocktail Shaker up with ice and add the Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Vermouth and squeeze the 1/4 lime into the shaker. Shake that baby until your hands turn blue or get your husband to do it for you……
Take the glass out the freezer, grab a potato peeler and peel a slice of lime rind, place the rind into the bottom of the glass, pour the fabulous pink liquid into the chilled glass and drink up!!
Once the glass is empty, hand said glass to your husband and ask him to make you another….. Delicious! Enjoy!
Note : You can use any Gin you like, I do like my Hendricks….. It’s Scottish what can I say!