Italian Greyhound Martini

Much like plain vodka with orange juice is officially called a Screwdriver, plain vodka with grapefruit juice is officially called a Greyhound. Add a little Campari, and you have an Italian Greyhound.

I took it a step further and boozed it up a bit.

I love this martini for a number of reasons. For starters, it's delicious. The tart and aromatic notes from the grapefruit, mixed with the bitter and herbaceous flavors of Campari, is a beautiful combination. They complement each other so well, without going overboard with sweetness or fruitiness. Secondly, the color. It's just gorgeous. I love that it looks like it might be a girly drink, but it doesn't taste girly at all.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Chill martini glass by filling it with ice water. Set aside.
  2. Fill mixing glass with ice.
  3. Pour in all ingredients.
  4. Shake mixture vigorously until shaking can frosts over.
  5. Discard ice water from martini glass.
  6. Strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish with a twist or slice of fresh grapefruit.