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Grapefruit Martini

This Grapefruit Martini is bright, slightly sweet and easy to drink. It’s perfect when you just want to sit back and let your troubles melt away!

A martini glass filled with a grapefruit martini.
How can something so good be bad? Well, I went out with a couple of my friends to a sushi bar. They had a grapefruit martini on the menu, and being a warm day it just sounded refreshing. Boy, I could have drank a dozen of those bad boys. I have been determined to recreate this drink so that I can indulge at home and not worry about being a danger to the general population.

I think I finally nailed it! I started by putting ice in a martini glass so that it chilled nicely. I added 3 oz of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice to a shaker. I think pink grapefruit are a bit sweeter than the white grapefruit. I then combined 1 1/2 oz of good vodka, 1/2 oz triple sec, and 1/2 oz of simple syrup. You could also use agave syrup. If your grapefruit is overly tart, you can add a bit more simple syrup to your shaker. Pour ice into shaker with drink ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain liquid into your glass. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a strip of the grapefruit peel for garnish. Sit back and let your troubles melt away.

Grapefruit Martini

Author: Hostess At Heart
This Grapefruit Martini is bright, slightly sweet and easy to drink. Just sit back and let your troubles melt away!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword: Grapefruit Martini, martini
Servings: 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/4 – 1/2 simple syrup or agave syrup
  • Grapefruit peel garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Chill a martini glass by filling it with ice.
  • In a shaker, combine all drink ingredients. Pour ice from a glass into a shaker with drink ingredients. Replace lid and shake until chilled. Strain liquid into the cold glass and top with grapefruit peel garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 138mgSugar: 14gVitamin C: 23mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Pang @circahappy

Tuesday 19th of August 2014

I am so glad that you nailed this recipe and shared with all of us, too. It looks so so good I would love to have many of them in one night and not to drive anyway :)

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 19th of August 2014

They are very good!

Sally

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

That looks fantastic. Bitter flavours are my favourite.

HostessAtHeart

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

Thanks Sally! I love them with a hint of sweet. They're dangerous because you don't taste the booze!