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  • By The Editors

The Great Grapefruit Martini

Inspired by the ongoing sourness of being stuck indoors, our January Charlie Cocktail sparks a tingling sensation.

The holidays have come and gone and here we are still reckoning with the consequences of COVID 2020. As we attempt to speed our lives back up under our ongoing restrictions, we are constantly looking for those much needed extra special little additions we can add to our daily lives.

To kick off the New Year Annie Claire Hudson has put together another elegant concoction inspired by her front yard. The bit of outdoor space she can run freely in. Annie's yard is an oasis of fruit, oranges, nectarines, grapes, pomegranates and yes grapefruit.

With grapefruit's falling like raindrops, Annie's come into an over abundance which inspired her to create The Great Grapefruit Martini. The bitter citrus flavor of the engorged fruit offer a wonderful contrast to the juniper and pine notes found in Gin. This cocktail will wake you up and calm you down all at the same time. Exactly what we need right now.


Ingredients (servings 1 cocktail)

  • Gin

  • Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

  • Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • Cocktail Shaker

Annie recommends Hendrick's Gin and fresh grapefruit juice.


  1. Squeeze 2 oz of fresh Grapefruit Juice into a cocktail shaker

  2. Add 2 oz of Gin

  3. Add 1 oz of Simple Syrup

  4. Add Ice

  5. Shake and pour into your favorite cocktail glass

  6. Garnish with a thin slice of grapefruit

Drink and enjoy! Cheers!

Wishing you a happy 2021 from your friends at Charlie Girls.

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