A Light and RefreshingPerfectly Pretty in Pink Grapefruit Martini.
Have you had one?
These are perfect any time of the year and you’ll never have to worry about ingredient availability.
At the same time, these present elegantly and are a go-to for showers, brunches, and GNO’s at home!
Pink is pretty and the taste is quenching.
Of all the martinis I have made, this one is the one I prepare when I want a more fruit-driven, yet light taste in my martini glass.
Naturally, you can make this cocktail into a mocktail if you so desire.
Here’s the thing, if you are a big warehouse shopper, you might have gotten sucked into purchasing pink grapefruit?
I always do, but this is my January cleanout drink and my summertime pleasure.
SO, I buy it and then just say I am cleaning out the refrigerator, after all, you gotta have a small reason to create a cocktail, and cleaning out is perfection!
Kick back anytime and enjoy a light and refreshing perfectly pretty in pink grapefruit martini.
Pink Grapefruit Martini
Just saying if you read the recipe, you can get a daily serving of fruit out of this, lol!
You’ll see how!
Naturally making a martini, you’ll want to have the right barware.
You can find great barware secondhand at any thrift store and did you know that the dollar stores all carry a nice selection as well?
However, my favorite martini barware is no longer, long-stemmed, instead, it’s got a solid base and leads to less ‘tipsy’ issues.
Why do I prefer a chunkier base on my martini glass?
If you’ve ever had a few gal pals over on a GNO, and they whoop it up a bit too much, you already know the reason.
Tips happen and those thin stems don’t lead to a solid set down!
Also, I even had a few martini stems snap when the ladies tapped them on the granite countertops.
Yes, alcohol impairs our behavior but this martini barware helps out with the messy side of spills and breaks!
Let’s Talk Vodka
For this recipe, I’ve tried a few different types.
First, I’ve done plain old vodka.
It’s fine, but then I make sure to use freshly squeezed grapefruit to amp it up a bit.
However, my ace in the hole on this particular recipe has been Grapefruit Vodka!
It just sings worlds around the basic vodka and it does not detract from the martini premises.
When Do I Use This Cocktail?
We’ve used this for Valentine’s Day since it’s pink.
However, its’ been used on Sunday Brunches throughout the year too.
Our favorite use of this Pretty in Pink Grapefruit Martini: showers.
Bridal showers and baby showers!
It’s a fitting drink for those occasions as it’s light and elegant.
There’s no reason you can’t just use this cocktail anytime though.
This leads me to summertime.
Plus, as a refrigerator cleanout recipe, it’s tops!
You are able to use up those pink grapefruit cups and get a serving of fruit, lol!
Pretty in Pink Grapefruit Martini
- Ice to fill the shaker
- 1½ c. fresh pink grapefruit juice CANNED OR FRESHLY SQUEEZED **Plus see below
- ¼ c. fresh lime juice or refrigerated in the bottle
- 6 oz. Grapefruit Vodka my article has the brand mentioned
- 2 oz. orange liquor (Cointreau or triple sec)
- A large lime rinsed, and cut into slices
- First, Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
- Next, add the pink grapefruit juice.
- The lime juice.
- Follow with the vodka.
- Last add in your choice of orange liquor.
- Cover the cocktail shaker and vigorously shake to blend.
- Carefully remove the lid.
- Next, strain contents into martini glasses.
- Follow that with a garnish of freshly sliced lime.
- Repeat and fill the other martini glasses.
- Serve immediately.
- Sip & Enjoy!
ALCOHOL-FREE - MOCKTAIL VERSIONFor an equally delicious alcohol-free version, replace the vodka and orange liquor with 1 cup
sparkling water and ¼ cup of fresh orange juice. Then, pour all ingredients into a
pitcher filled with ice, rather than a cocktail shaker, to combine before
serving. My Pink Grapefruit Cups ** So when it's time to add in the juice, I do a few different things. I take my grapefruit cups and I toss one into the blender. Then I use this for the drink. My other little trick is I drain the juice from the grapefruit cup and I chunk up some of the pieces of grapefruit and toss those into my martini, After all, it's some fruit intake, right? lol!
*Never drink and drive, do not drink if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, and drink responsibly if you do drink – Must be of legal age to consume alcohol. Friends don’t let friends drink and drive.