Silk Road - A Grapefruit Martini
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Silk Road - A Grapefruit Martini

A grapefruit martini made with grapefruit juice, ginger infused simple syrup, lime juice, grated ginger, star anise, rhubarb bitters and a touch of bubbly.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword grapefruit martini, martini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 126kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

GINGER INFUSED SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • good 2 or 3 inch chunk of fresh ginger cut into smaller chunks

FOR THE COCKTAIL

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice (about 1 whole grapefruit)
  • 1 tsp ginger infused simple syrup
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 star annise
  • couple shakes of rhubarb bitters (or any fruit bitters you might have on hand)
  • top with champagne or sparkling wine (about 3 - 4 oz)

Instructions

MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP

  • Add all the ingredients to a small pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the mixture thickens slightly.  Just until it coats the back of a spoon. About 10 - 15 mins.  Turn off the heat and let it cool completely. 
  • Store in an airtight container (mason jars work great) until you are ready to use it.  Strain the syrup before you use it in a cocktail. 

MAKE THE COCKTAIL

  • Add all the ingredients EXCEPT THE BUBBLY, into a cocktail shaker. Shake it well to combine and pour into a martini glass or other similar size cocktail glass.
  • Top with the sparkling wine or champagne and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 283mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.2mg