You’ll get lured in by the smoke, & keep wanting more when your tongue tangles with the warm taste of cinnamon dust & elegant cocktail pearls.
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Cocktail caviar is colorful pearl shaped balls made out of almost any liquid including alcohol!
You can buy the pearls premade. If you can’t find the specific flavor you’re looking for, you can make your own cocktail caviar with this really cool tool called the “Spherificator” by Modernist Pantry.
The Spherificator is ideal for creating perfect little caviar spheres in a variety of flavors: melon, honey, any kinds of fruit juice, dessert, or spirit.
It’s a great gadget for foodies, chefs, at home bartenders, and anyone who loves to entertain! An automatic hand-held caviar former that makes the process incredibly fast & consistent. It’s much more convenient to use than dated spherification droppers & syringes.
Spherificator Photo: Amazon
This grapefruitini is a little labor intensive, but makes you look super fancy! Most of the work comes from making the spectacular homemade grapefruit simple syrup. One sip of this delicious craft cocktail & you’ll know that sugar syrup was worth all the effort!
While this grapefruit martini still tastes fabulous without all the theatrics of dry ice & cocktail pearls. The drama is fantastic for parties & impressing friends & family with your molecular gastronomy.
Enjoy your new found kitchen science & delicious “Sexy in Pink” grapefruit martini. Cheers!Print
A smoky pink grapefruitini made with Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, Lillet Rose, homemade grapefruit simple syrup, lemon juice, & Peychaud’s bitters.
Then elegantly topped with champagne, cinnamon dust, & pink grapefruit cocktail pearls.
- 3/4 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
- 3/4 ounces Lillet Rose
- 1/4 ounces lemon juice
- 3/4 ounces grapefruit simple syrup (See below for recipe)
- Dash Peychaud’s Bitters
- 3/4 ounces champagne
- Garnish: cinnamon dust (A fancy way of saying ground/powder cinnamon)
- Garnish: Pink Grapefruit Cocktail Pearls
- Small dry ice cubes for seductive smokey visual effect. NEVER handle dry ice with bare hands! DO NOT Ingest dry ice! Need tips on how to handle dry ice? PLEASE READ this article BEFORE making this cocktail. CLICK HERE
- Combine Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, Lillet Rose, Grapefruit Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Peychaud Bitters into a shaker. Add regular ice (NOT DRY ICE.)
- Shake for 30 seconds until the shaker is cold.
- Use tongs to place 2 small dry ice cubes into the bottom of a martini glass.
- Strain shaker into a martini glass with dry ice.
- Top with champagne & cocktail pearls.
- Garnish with cinnamon dust.
If you enjoy a sweeter martini then I would recommend using Martini Rossi Asti sparking wine instead of champagne.
If you prefer a tarter cocktail then I would stick with champagne or Prosecco. The theatrics of dry ice & cocktail pearls is optional.
For better presentation you can measure out the champagne & cocktail caviar into small carafes. When ready to present the martini you can finish the drink by pouring the premeasured carafes of champagne & pearls into the cocktail tableside.
Make sure to remind your guests not to ingest the dry ice. Enjoy this drink responsibly. Please only forward this recipe on to people that are 21 years and older.
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Single Serving Carafes Photo: Amazon
Peychaud’s Bitters Photo: AmazonPrint
Spectacular homemade grapefruit simple syrup made with grapefruit zest, fresh grapefruit juice, & sugar.
The sweet aroma will remind you of a grapefruit pie. It’s the love put into this sugar syrup that makes this craft cocktail so damn delish!
- 4 large pink or red grapefruits
- 4 TBSP grapefruit zest
- 2 cups superfine sugar
- 2 cups freshly-squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice
- To start wash and dry the grapefruits before zesting.
- Then zest 4 grapefruits, which should yield at least 4 TBSP grapefruit zest.
- Combine the 4 TBSP grapefruit zest and 2 cups superfine sugar in a bowl and stir.
- Then use a fork to press the zest and sugar together until the sugar gets clumpy.
- Juice the 4 grapefruits you just zested. I prefer to use an electric juicer for this task. This should yield 2 cups of fresh grapefruit juice. If needed strain the juice to remove seeds and pulp.
- In a saucepan, combine the grapefruit sugar and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Stir to mix.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow cooked syrup to cool.
- Then use a sieve to strain syrup getting rid of the solid grapefruit zest.
- Store syrup in the refrigerator until ready to use. This simple syrup will keep for up to one week.
When making simple syrup use superfine sugar instead of granulated. Superfine sugar will dissolve faster and produce a sweeter syrup.
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