Grapefruit St-Germain Martini

It’s Wednesday, which means its time for another Hump Day Happy Hour recipe! I discovered a new martini that I loved so much I couldn’t wait to share with you!  This Grapefruit St-Germain Martini is made with vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh squeezed red grapefruit juice and rosemary simple syrup.  It’s very refreshing and not too sweet!  Boy, I sure do feel like it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new cocktail recipe, does if feel that way to you too? This one’s a good one to jump back in the saddle with.

Grapefruit St-Germain Martini

My husband and I met up with some friends for dinner at the hot and trendy Washington DC restaurant, Le Diplomate, before I left on my European vacation.  While waiting for our table we had a cocktail at the bar. The bartender was so nice and shared with me how to make this delicious martini.  For the life of me I can’t remember what they named it so I’m just calling it a Grapefruit St-Germain Martini.  I suppose the name doesn’t really matter, all that matters is you be sure to try this at home!

I know St-Germain liqueur is a bit expensive.  I bought a huge bottle of it and have barely used any of it so I’ll try to bring you more cocktails using it in the future.  In the meantime, you can also try a Nectarine Thyme-tini which is an awesome warm weather drink and has St-Germain in it as well.  Just promise me you won’t judge that drink by the picture, it’s horrible and needs a redo!

Grapefruit St-Germain Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1/2 shot St-Germain liqueur
  • 1/2 shot rosemary simple syrup*
  • 1-2 shots red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed (depending on your taste preferences)
  • Garnish: grapefruit slice or rosemary sprig

Directions

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit or rosemary sprig.

To make rosemary simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in saucepan, bring to boil to dissolve sugar. Add a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary and let it steep till cooled. Remove rosemary. Store simple syrup in refrigerator. You can read more about making flavored simply syrups here

http://www.imbored-letsgo.com/grapefruit-st-germain-martini/

Comments

    • Judy says

      Hope you enjoy it. I made it last night in a tall glass with club soda and ice. Also good! Does Liqueur go bad???

  1. Marci Fedor says

    I love this martini! I am a huge fan of St Germain. And will usually order any cocktail on the menu made with this stuff.

    I also wanted to compliment you on your blog. You have such a natural style and it seems like I’m reading a letter from a friend. I appreciate that and it has inspired me to start a blog for my new venture as a wellness coach. You’re the best!

    • Judy says

      Thank you so much Marci! What a nice compliment! I will head over to your new site and check it out :)

    • Judy says

      Oh thank you! It was driving me nuts that I couldn’t remember the name, all I knew was it started with an R

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