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.
- 3 oz grapefruit vodka
- .75 oz Campari
- 1.5 oz grapefruit juice
- Chill martini glass by filling it with ice water. Set aside.
- Fill mixing glass with ice.
- Pour in all ingredients.
- Shake mixture vigorously until shaking can frosts over.
- Discard ice water from martini glass.
- Strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a twist or slice of fresh grapefruit.