It’s Friday and we are a doing a Valentine’s Day cocktail. I know we are a few weeks away, but that’s okay, right? This just gives you time to play around and tweak this recipe to your liking. Go ahead, get your boozy testing on.
As for the Valentine’s cocktail billing of this Blushing Kiss Martini—it’s actually a drink I developed a while back and just re-named it for this holiday (have I mentioned I use to be in marketing?).
Many of you know I’m pregnant and with that, shooting can be a real pain sometimes, especially in tight spaces, and in particular with this set of photos. For this shot I had to shoot in our very narrow laundry room because of the time of day (yes, I move around throughout the house chasing the light). Anyhow, after my belly knocked over two drinks and much cursing, I texted for reinforcement—why holler downstairs when you can be lazy like that?
My reinforcement: Matt, who after a five-minute lesson killed it with these shots. I’m ridiculously happy and excited about this because as I get bigger, I’m gonna enlist him much more to help with the shooting—much more.
. . .back to the drink. Sorry, I’m everywhere today.
Now, if you know me, you know that I love gin, so I’m always looking for ways to mix it into drinks. If you don’t know me, you probably don’t care to know that. But I guarantee you will like this drink.
Blushing Kiss Martini
Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
- 2 parts Gin
- 1 part St. Germain
- 1 part grapefruit juice
- grapefruit wedge
- 1 sprig of thyme
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour through a fine strainer into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and thyme sprig into glass. **Optional: Rim glass with grapefruit wedge and stir drink with thyme for an extra kick.