Thursday, March 20, 2014

Springtime Martini

Springtime Martini

Hooray for the first day of spring!  It may take a little while longer for the snow to melt and the cherry blossoms to flower but I'm happy nonetheless.  This winter has lasted way too long and I'm ready to celebrate its departure.

Springtime Martini
As I took the dog for a walk today, I stopped by the fruit cart vendor to see what he has on offer.  For so many frigid and snowy days the past couple of months, he hasn't been there at all, so I was pleased just at the sight of him.  There was a light breeze and I smelled citrus.  And I knew the perfect way to toast the new season.  Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Orange juice
1/2 oz. Pineapple juice
1/2 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Aperol *

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well.  Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with lime.

*  Aperol is an Italian aperitif, somewhat bitter and with strong notes of grapefruit.


  1. Cheers Anita! What a wonderful cocktail to welcome spring.

  2. Very pretty! I have a feeling these would be very dangerous.

  3. I made this last night and LOVED it!!! Such a gorgeous photo too.