Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rosemary Grapefruit "Drop" Martini

Kind of a lemon drop, but not.
Different in a fabulous way with hints of rosemary and grapefruit.
Who knew that such a simple addition like rosemary would make such a difference?

I made a simple syrup that was more tangy than most I make, perfect for this, or a traditional Lemon Drop.  It only take a minute to do this and it is highly recommended.  If you have sweet n' sour mixer, you could use that instead.

Remember, a "jigger" is just a shot glass, or other measuring tool so that you have the proper ratio for your drink.

Makes one martini

2 jiggers vodka
1 1/2 jiggers grapefruit juice (white or pink)
1 jigger special lemon syrup* (recipe below) or Sweet n' Sour Mixer
1 sprig rosemary

Special Lemon Simple Syrup (makes enough for 4-6 martinis)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

Cut the tops off the rosemary sprigs, reserving them for the garnish.  Muddle the other bits in the bottom of the cocktail shaker.  Muddle just means pound the heck out of them with a "muddler" tool (shown above) or a the handle of a wooden spoon.  

Add ice and all the other ingredients.  Shake, shake, shake.
Pour into a sugar rimmed glass and garnish with a bit more rosemary.

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