Mixology Night // The Pink Lights Martini

To gather, to bring together, and to unite. This is the reason behind Mixology Night. 
Of course we want to master the fine art of mixology, but that is just one of the perks of this monthly gathering with dear friends. To start us off, we learned how to make my tamer rendition of a"Vesper Martini" otherwise known as the drink of choice by James Bond.
This one is for the ladies. 

A Vesper Martini calls for gin, vodka, Lillet, and a slice of lemon. To take it down a notch and give it some color, I switched out the vodka for grenadine. The gin was brought down to two parts and I added just a tad more Lillet to amp up the citrus taste. 

So grab your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Add the grenadine, Lillet, and gin to the shaker. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously until it starts to become really cold - about 5 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Peel a slice of lemon, twisting it so the oils and juices are released into your drink, then drop it in the glass. 

The Pink Lights was definitely easier to drink than the Vesper, but still had a good kick to it, as any good martini should! Do you have a favorite martini or cocktail that you like to make?
If so, please share so I can add them to my list of drinks to make!

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