I make this cocktail “skinny” by using Stevia rather than regular sugar. It’s a refreshing libation that hits all the good parts of the palette; sweet, sour, and salty. This makes a delicious 5 oz. martini, so make sure you have a good sized martini glass!
Skinny Grapefruit Ginger Martini
makes 1 martini
2 ounces Vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 ounce skinny ginger simple syrup (recipe below)
slice of crystallized ginger for garnish (optional)
salt for rim (optional)
Fill your shaker with ice, and add your vodka, juice, and syrup. Shake or stir to get it nice and cold. If you want to rim your glass, pour a bit of salt on to a small salad plate. Use a wedge of your grapefruit and rub it around the edge of your martini glass, then roll it through the salt. Strain your martini into the prepared glass, garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger, and sip away!
Skinny Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup Stevia In The Raw
1 cup water
1 large piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (I used about a 3 1/2 inch piece)
Mix your Stevia and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add your ginger, stir, and let simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Pour the syrup through a fine sieve and discard the ginger. Let the syrup cool before using, and store in an airtight container in your refrigerator. This will keep for three days in the fridge.
(Note: Since we’re not using real sugar, this won’t have the exact texture of a syrup. However, your Stevia syrup will be sweet and full of ginger zing, perfect for this cocktail!)