Salty ginger & grapefruit martini

grapefruit martini ginger grapefruit martini ginger grapefruit martiniI mixed this recipe the other week as a slight take on the Salty-dog which is vodka and  grapefruit juice in a salted glass.  Since I have a slight martini obsession, as you guys may have noticed, I made just that and will definitely make this one again!  I love how the ginger flavor mixes really well with the grapefruit and salt; it’s just enough.

Here’s the recipe: //2 parts vodka//1/2 part ginger liqueur//1 part triple sec//2 1/4 parts grapefruit juice

Rim your martini glass with salt; I used margarita salt.  Shake the mixture over ice and strain into your martini glass. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.  I hope you like it!


Pomatini-A toast to my Plum Crazies

This is a drink I helped make with the other crazies at the lovely boutique Plum Crazy before we moved to Dallas.  We would have so much fun coming up with martini recipes and sharing them as cocktail of the month at the boutique’s bar.  As much as I love martinis I really love that we used real pomegranate juice which is full of antioxidants and good stuff.  So don’t feel bad, just make this and have a wonderful saturday evening;)DSC_0008DSC_0001

You’ll need: 2 parts pomegranate juice (I used POM), 2 parts vodka (I used Deep Eddy from Austin, TX), 1 part triple sec, 1 part sweet and sour (I squeezed half a lemon since I didn’t have any).

Lisa and Deb, Jody, Wink, Heidi and all you other crazy ladies, I seriously miss you all! Have a drink for me:) xoxo Jess

Moscow Mule recipe

For my Drink of the week the Bff and I made the classic Moscow mule.  It’s a drink I definitely had to get used to.   Once I did I found I really enjoy  the gingery concoction because of it’s clean and fresh taste:)  I also love that the ginger beer is brewed and fermented with the ginger and other herbs, mmmm.  I’d love to try brewing our own beers someday.

Here’s how we made Moscow Mules:

1. 1.5 oz. Tito’s vodka on ice  2. Add 2 tbs simple syrup. For diy recipe just add equal parts sugar and water and bring to boil-let thicken  3. Top it off with ginger beer (we used Fentiman’s and found it in the soda isle at Central market) 4. Garnish with fresh mint (hint: must start herb garden)

Now I just have to find some affordable copper Moscow mule mugs to serve them in total  style!  DIY anyone?  Also, look for my ginger dressing recipe soon!  You could drink it like soup it’s that good:)