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Fajah’s Glorious Grapefruit-tini

by Danica Waters

Be careful.  Be very, very careful.  These grapefruit-tinis are so delicious, and refreshing, and perfect on hot summer evenings, they sneak up on you.   Grapefruit being the palate-cleanser that it is, these martinis are delicious served with almost every type of cuisine:  Mexican, Indian, Moroccan, good old fashioned burgers, you-name-it.  Don’t think they’d go so well with macaroni and cheese, but hey, you can’t win them all.

Here’s the recipe:

Fajah’s Glorious Grapefruit-tini

  • Equal parts freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (ruby red preferred) and chilled vodka
  • Juice of half a lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • sugar for rimming glasses


Fill cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice (cubed ice brought to the top of the shaker will work, but crushed is better).   Add lemon juice, sugar cubes, and equal parts grapefruit juice and chilled vodka to fill your shaker.  Put on the lid and shake away until cocktail is thoroughly blended, ice-cold, and sugar cubes are dissolved.  Pour into sugar rimmed cocktail glasses, serve, and enjoy (responsibly)…


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