You’ll love the complex flavors of this Crimson Martini. Post may contain affiliate links.
This past weekend our family had their get together in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our children and grandchildren and my sister and brother-in-law’s children and grandchildren all get together and spend the weekend in a cabin. It’s a fun multi-generational weekend. We had everything from babies to us old folks. What this has to do with my cocktail is that I didn’t have a chance to make a cocktail. So, here I am on a Monday afternoon, trying to come up with a cocktail for this Tipsy Tuesday post.
A martini sounded quick and easy. Then I remembered that I had The Martini Bookon my iPad. It boasted 201 ways to mix the perfect American cocktail. Sounded like exactly what I needed. I was immediately struck by the pretty pink Crimson Martini. The use of Port was intriguing. I had recently made a cocktail using Sherry – The B-Side Hit and loved it. I had everything I needed: gin, ruby port, fresh lime juice, grenadine and a lime twist.
If you are wondering where the pretty crimson color that admired so much is, it’s because I used my homemade grenadine. The homemade grenadine tastes astronomically better than the store bought, but it doesn’t contain any red dye. So you get a more muddy red color.
While this cocktail wasn’t the rosy pink color, it tasted fantastic. So complex. The ruby port really adds depth and the grenadine adds a bit of tartness that plays off the lime juice. Excellent.
- 6 parts gin
- 1 part ruby port
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
- lime twist
- Place cracked ice in a cocktail shaker and top with everything but the lime twist. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime twist.
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