Cocktail Time!

Spring has finally sprung in New England and what better way to celebrate on this gorgeous weekend than with a mouthwatering grapefruit martini on the deck. My husband is usually the bartender but I enjoy making this one myself. Freshly squeezed grapefruit is best, but store-bought juice works fine, too (and is much easier to use if making for large groups). And the best martinis are super cold. I always put my martini glass in the freezer for a couple of hours to be sure the martini stays ice cold.

Grapefruit Martini

(Makes one serving)

1/2 C grapefruit juice
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz orange liqueur
Splash of lemon juice

Fill a shaker to the rim with ice.
Measure all ingredients into the shaker.
Put the lid on the shaker and then shake for a good minute. (This sounds like a long time, but, again, it’s all about making sure it’s ice cold. I always shake with a towel wrapped around the shaker to keep my hand from freezing and just to prevent spills)
Pour into chilled martini glass and enjoy!