Soltini, a gin cocktail

Take dry and cold, add tart and sweet, and voila! The Soltini. This gin-based cocktail starts out like a dry martini, then adds sunny fresh lemon and grenadine to smooth the ingredients into harmony. Refreshing zesty flavors overlay the traditional martini base. Like our Twitter handle, this cocktail is both shaken and stirred. Soltini overhead cropped

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 thinly sliced lemon wheel

Chill a martini glass in the freezer. Pour gin, vermouth and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until mixture is very cold. Strain the ice cold liquid into the chilled glass. Add the grenadine with two or three gentle swirls of a bar spoon. Float the lemon wheel, and enjoy responsibly.

Soltini ingredients cropped

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