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Grapefruit Martinis

Ahhhhh happy hour.

The time of day when you get to kick up your feet and have that long deserved spirit to help you relax.

A moment to toast the day’s accomplishments and savor the beginning of a fabulous evening.

A second to flirt over a sexy cocktail and appetizers before a nice meal.


Psssshhhh…let’s get back to reality folks. Come happy hour ’round these parts I have two cranky, fighting, crying, kids; a whining dog; and a hungry, sweaty Hubs who is just walking in the door from the gym. I myself can usually be found in the middle of it all trying desperately to plate up some dinner without pulling my hair out.

It’s an hour, but it ain’t happy.

No. Happy hour comes much much later for us. Once we ever get the kids down you will see The Hubs and I waltz out the girls’ rooms and do a little happy dance. Then you will often see us heading over to the liquor cabinet for a little evening drink to unwind for the day.

Here is one we have been sipping on the past several nights.

I bought a huge bag of pink grapefruits last week, and had tons of new recipe ideas in mind for them. Sadly, every single one of them flopped miserably except for this one. Now this one is a keeper. And I don’t say this lightly. Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t do mixed drinks. I like to stick to beer and scotch. So for me to endorse this little drinkĀ  is saying a lot.

Cheers! Here’s to you for successfully making it through another day with two little kids!

Pink Grapefruit Martinis

Serves 2

2/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice (about 1 medium/large grapefruit)

4 oz extra dry gin

splash of dry vermouth to taste

1 tablespoon loosely packed brown sugar

2 grapefruit segments for garnish

Pour fresh juice through a strainer.

Add gin, vermouth, and brown sugar to the strained juice and stir well, until sugar has dissolved.

Pour into a shaker with ice and shake.

Place a grapefruit segment into each martini glass and pour chilled mixture over segment.

Sip Sip Hooray!

…shhhhhh…don’t wake up the girls, please…