Thursday, May 17, 2012

Décolletage Martini

This cocktail is a little early since breast cancer awareness month is October, but Mother's Day was just last weekend and the various pink ribbon support visuals are already out in force. Originally, I wanted to call this the "Booby Trap" martini, but Molly convinced me to class it up a bit. Décolletage is french for cleavage or a woman's torso. So we'll go with that to have a Pink Ribbon martini in the mix.

This cocktail utilizes the new Absolut Gräpevine flavor. Coupled with the various tropical flavors of X-Rated and bubblegum flavored vodka, the result is sweet and fruity but not like any one particular flavor. The spiced rum keeps it from being too sweet and grenadine brings out a nice pink color.
  • 2 oz X-Rated Passion Liqueur
  • 2 oz Absolut Gräpevine Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Three Olives Bubble Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Spiced Rum
  • 4 - 6 Drops Grenadine
  • Lemon Peel
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass. With a kitchen peeler, carve off a length of lemon zest. Fashion the zest into a hope ribbon and pin it with a skewer to garnish the drink.