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Valentines That Glitter: Pink Grapefruit Martinis

1.31.2012

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

Ingredients
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

Directions
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!

Anonymous –  (January 31, 2012 at 7:16 AM)  

Pretty....

birdie to be (January 31, 2012 at 9:21 AM)  

Love these pretty stir sticks!

Sandra (January 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM)  

Almost to pretty to drink!

lolamaddieblog (February 2, 2012 at 9:02 AM)  

Love the gold trim, beautiful and looks tasty too!

Cal (February 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM)  

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous –  (February 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM)  

Makes a delicious martini

Grapefruit Juice (August 3, 2012 at 1:47 AM)  

Wow! perfect for valentines! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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