Basil Grapefruit Martini
- 2 oz Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka
- 2 oz Grapefruit Juice (ruby red preferred)
- 1/4 oz St Germain (or simple syrup)
- 2-3 Basil Leaves
- 1/4 of a Lime
- 2 drops Cocktail Eleven
So this is my re-creation of one of the most mouthwatering cocktails I’ve been served in bar. I was traveling home from my brother’s wedding in Colorado – just killing time with my siblings before heading to the airport. We found this adorable bar by the train station and I was blown away by the drinks. This was my favorite by far, so I had to figure it out.
Making your cocktail
Start by muddling fresh basil leaves, 1/4 of a lime and St. Germain (or simple syrup) in a shaker. Really get into it. The more you muddle the more flavor you’ll release from the basil and lime. Plus, it’s good therapy.
Add ice, Deep Eddy, grapefruit juice to your shaker – and give it 30 seconds or so of good shaking. You want to chill it really well but not water it down.
Strain into your martini glass – add 2-3 drops Cocktail Eleven and give a gentle stir, and a basil leaf, or a little wedge of grapefruit for garnish.
Note: Cocktail Eleven improves this cocktail by bringing out the citrus flavors and toning down the bitter edge of the grapefruit