You don’t need a special occasion to serve a fun cocktail. This Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini is great any night of the week!It's always a great time to shake up a new cocktail, especially this Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini.

It used to be that martinis were only for special occasions. But not anymore. It’s always a great time to shake up a fun cocktail, especially when it’s this Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini.

We have a lot of different vodka martinis on Garnish with Lemon but realized we were lacking in our variety of gin martinis. We have the Elderflower Martini that has both gin and vodka, but none with only gin. It’s time for that to change!

We love martinis that lend themselves to be made as a single serving or easily multiplied to serve as a batch cocktail when you are hosting friends. And this martini fits the bill perfectly. Plus it uses easy-to-find ingredients, many that you may already have on hand.

Is there anything worse than finding a cocktail that you want to make and realize that it has a bunch of funky ingredients in it? Not this one. Fresh grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and a touch of simple syrup combined with the gin and triple sec make this cocktail not too tart and not too sweet.  Add an orange peel for a garnish, and you are in business. And if you are feeling really fancy, you can flame the orange peel and get some extra orange flavor from the peel. Trust us, it’s worth it.

Simple, delicious and full of fresh citrus flavor, this martini is the perfect way to take the doldrums out of any winter day. And that my friends is definitely something to drink to. Cheers!

Time-Saving Tip: We always have a bottle of purchased simple syrup in the refrigerator for recipes like these!

It's always a great time to shake up a new cocktail, especially this Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini.

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Image of Ruby Red Martini being poured from silver shaker into short martini glass.

You don't need a special occasion to serve a fun cocktail. This Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini is great any night of the week!

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini

Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients to shaker. Shake and serve straight up in a martini glass.
  2. Garnish with an orange peel.