Valentines That Glitter: Pink Grapefruit Martinis

Continuing the glittery pink + gold Valentines theme, impress your party guests with a Pink Grapefruit Martini.  These swanky cocktails are the perfect shade of pale pink, and are completely delicious with or without alcohol. To make your martinis extra special...

- Modernize a basic martini glass by painting a gold trim around the base. Metallic gold craft paint works great and is generally non-toxic. 

- Make your glasses sparkle by adding a dash of gold luster dust to white sugar. Use your finger to swipe water around the rim, then dip in the sugar mixture. 

- To create glittery stir sticks, use a heart shaped punch or stencil on glitter sticker paper (found at your local craft or scrapbooking store). Sandwich hearts together over half of a wooden skewer.

Want to see more of this party?  Click here: valentine cards \\ sweet treats \\ handmade favors \\ on display 
photos © sherry heck
styling and design collaboration: CAKE. + Cakewalk Baking

Pink Grapefruit Martini

2 oz vodka or gin (optional)
½ oz fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
½  oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

In a tall mixing glass filled with ice add all ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled, sugar rimmed martini glass. 

recipe created by Levi & Remik, bartenders at Zut!