Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Preston Martini

Although I never saw my father drink anything but cans of Coke, I've been told his favorite cocktail was the Greyhound. Without knowing that, I am also inclined to order a Greyhound with gin when I'm out. I enjoy that he and I share this drink connection. So in his honor, I'm naming this grapefruit martini after him.

This drink is based on the classic Salty Dog, but as a martini has much more alcohol without losing the familiar taste. And since I like mine with gin, the Sapphire gives the nice herbal edge I prefer.
  • 3 oz Absolut Ruby Red Vodka
  • 2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 oz Red Grapefruit Juice
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Slice of Grapefruit
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Wet the glass edge with the grapefruit and rim it with a 1 to 4 mixture of salt and sugar. Add the liquid ingredients and shake with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with the grapefruit slice.