|The Citrus Zing Martini|
Unfortunately, I would definitely not be able to recreate the original martini, but I thought I could make myself a tasty impostor.
Voila! The Citrus Zing Martini was born.
Citrus Zing Martini
- 2 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
- 2 ounces mandarin orange vodka (I used Absolut)
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce citrus syrup (recipe below)
Early in the day make your citrus syrup by combining 6 ounces of orange juice and 6 ounces of grapefruit juice in a small pan. Heat the juices to boiling and reduce to simmer. Simmer the juices until reduced to 4 ounces. Set aside to cool.
Prepare your martini glass. Mix together orange decorating sugar and raw sugar on a flat plate. With your finger, run a bit of the citrus syrup around the rim of the glass. Roll the rim in the sugar mixture and set aside to dry.
|The Sugar to Rim the Glass|
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake until the cocktail shaker is frosty. Pour into your prepared martini glass.
If you are a citrus lover like me, this cocktail is for you. You can get the printable Citrus Zing recipe by clicking the link.