Honey Grapefruit Martini

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    I’m trying something new.  I usually stick to whiskey when making mixed drinks- but I today I’m experimenting with vodka.

    ‘Tis the season for citrus fruits, so I’m using fresh grapefruit and tangerine juice.  This is a refreshing and lively cocktail that can take you from winter to spring.  Since grapefruit is often tart- I’ve balanced it with the sweetness of the honey simple syrup and a kick of vibrance from the tangerine juice.

    I love the peachy-orange-sunset color of this drink.  I totally image sipping on this while lounging on a beach chair watching the sun set into the ocean.

    TheLittleEpicurean-grapefruit-martini-ingredientsHoney Grapefruit Martini, serves 1

    Ingredients

    2 oz vodka

    1/2 oz Grand Mariner liqueur

    1 1/2 Tbsp honey simple syrup (recipe follows)

    3 oz fresh grapefruit juice

    1 oz fresh tangerine juice

    ice, as needed

    grapefruit peel, for garnish

    honey simple syrup:

    1/4 cup water

    1/4 cup granulated sugar

    1/4 cup honey

    Instructions

    TheLittleEpicurean-grapefruit-martini-11. Pour 2 oz vodka and 1/2 oz Grand Marnier into shaker cup.

    To make honey simple syrup: In a small sauce pot, add water and sugar.  Cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.  Stir in honey.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool to room temperature before using.

    TheLittleEpicurean-grapefruit-martini-22. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp of honey sugar syrup. Follow with 3 oz of fresh grapefruit juice and 1 oz fresh tangerine juice.

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    3.  Add ice cubes to shaker cup.  Cover shaker and shake to chill drink.  Use cocktail strainer to pour ice-cold cocktail into martini glass.  Garnish with grapefruit peel and basil leaf, if desired.

    CHEERS!

    Honey Grapefruit Martini

    Yield: serves 1

    Ingredients:

    • 2 oz vodka
    • 1/2 oz Grand Mariner liqueur
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey simple syrup (recipe follows)
    • 3 oz fresh grapefruit juice
    • 1 oz fresh tangerine juice
    • ice, as needed
    • grapefruit peel, for garnish

    honey simple syrup:

    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup honey

    Directions:

    1. Pour 2 oz vodka and 1/2 oz Grand Marnier into shaker cup.
    2. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp of honey sugar syrup. Follow with 3 oz of fresh grapefruit juice and 1 oz fresh tangerine juice.
    3. Add ice cubes to shaker cup.  Cover shaker and shake to chill drink.  Use cocktail strainer to pour ice-cold cocktail into martini glass.  Garnish with grapefruit peel and basil leaf, if desired.

    To make honey simple syrup: In a small sauce pot, add water and sugar.  Cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.  Stir in honey.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool to room temperature before using.

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

    Mmmm… This drink looks delicious

    Jacquie

    Yum! Thanks Maryanne!

    Rita B

    This looks delightful! I had a Tangerine Grapefruit Margarita at O’Charley’s this past weekend and it was amazing. I Googled it, looking for recipes and came across your martini. Will definitely be giving it a try!!!

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