Yes, it’s the greatest way to pre-funk one of our favorite, funkiest performers.
We love Pink Martini the band.
As for the drink – well we’ve had our doubts.
Until now anyway.
Here’s a fantastic recipe for The Other Pink Martini from Jaime Aguirre of Ginger’s Kitchenware.
- 1 & 1/3rd parts vodka (We’re partial to Bendistillery’s Crater Lake Vodka and Oregon Spirit Distillers Vodka)
- 2/3rd parts dry vermouth (Give Portland’s Imbue Cellars a try if you haven’t already!)
- 2 teaspoons Grenadine
- 4 dashes of orange bitters
- Lots and lots of ice
(All cocktail tools can be found at Ginger’s Kitchenware!)
- Keep your vermouth in the fridge
- Keep your vodka in the freezer
- Keep your mixing glass and martini glasses in the freezer
- Add your vermouth, vodka and bitters into your mixing glass.
- Add ice and stir until cold. Don’t be afraid to stir for a bit. The ice dilution is intentional.
- STOP! If you’re not sold on the pink martini, strain your drink into your beautiful copper martini glass and enjoy.
- If you’re brave enough to enjoy the goodness that comes with a pink martini, though, transfer everything into your copper shaker and add the Grenadine.
- Shake thoroughly. (Yes, we know martinis are best stirred, not shaken. But when you add anything non-opaque to a cocktail, it needs to be shaken.)
- Now strain your delicious concoctions into your other copper martini glass and reap the benefits of your efforts!