I’ve been thinking about ideas for Valentine’s Day and I came across a cocktail recipe from Bakers Royale that I thought would be really nice for the occasion – or for a bridal shower! The combination of flavors in this is slightly tart, slightly florally, and quite refreshing and pleasant.
Blushing Kiss Martini
2 parts Gin
1 part St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 part fresh Grapefruit Juice (preferably ruby red or pink grapefruit)
Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of ruby red or pink grapefruit. Enjoy!
(The Baker’s Royale version calls for the drink to be stirred with, and then garnished with a sprig of thyme; but I am not a huge fan of herbs in my drinks, so I omitted that. Their version also called for the drink to be poured through a fine strainer, but I think that leaving a bit of pulp in the drink shows that it was made with fresh fruit. I also tried this with a Maraschino cherry, which worked nicely. It’s all a matter of personal taste. Cheers!)