Being from Florida, I’m used to having citrus year-round, but I know there are places where winter citrus is a real treat. That’s why I thought I would give this Pink Grapefruit Martini a try in the middle of winter. It screams summer to me, but then again, I’m a native Floridian who has never seen snow. But regardless of where you are or what the weather is like, a bright, citrusy cocktail is always nice. So grab a couple of martini glasses and join me in giving this recipe a try!
Deliciously refreshing pink grapefruit cocktail martini.
Like a lot of recipes, I had some ingredients on hand and needed to shop for the rest. In this case, I had the vodka and triple sec sitting on my bar cabinet.
A quick trip to a local market, and I had a bag of six limes and three pink grapefruit. This recipe calls for a lot of citrus juice, and I didn’t want to run out. This recipe used two and a half pink grapefruit and three of the limes.
Making this cocktail wasn’t too difficult, but I did have a minor hiccup along the way. Still, I managed to have it ready in the 10 minutes listed.
There was a lot of juicing involved, so I started with that. I broke out my electric citrus juicer for this recipe. A manual reamer would have also worked, but it would have taken longer.
Once the grapefruit and lime juices were measured out, I got started on the cocktails. This is where I had the hiccup. I used my large cocktail shaker, but the citrus juices filled it to the top. There was no room for the rest of the ingredients, let alone to shake them. Oh no!
I had a small pitcher handy (about 8-cup capacity), so I grabbed it and poured the contents of the shaker into it, and continued on with the recipe. I added the vodka and triple sec then gave everything a thorough stir with a long bar spoon.
I added the lid to the pitcher to strain out the ice cubes and poured my Pink Grapefruit Martinis. A quick garnish with a sprig of mint, slice of lime, and pink grapefruit twist brightened them up, and it was time to give these beautiful cocktails a taste test.