Jun 19, 2017

The Jasmine Martini | #NationalMartiniDay

The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail. 


The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail.

The Jasmine Martini gets its pretty hue from Campari, which is a liqueur with a complex and bitter flavor. I love Campari in cocktails, but for some, it can be an acquired taste.

I was first introduced to Campari when I tried a Negroni while vacationing in Charleston. I loved the bitter flavor. I've since tried it in a Margarita, as well as a lightened up Tanjeen Negroni. They were both delicious.

The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail.

The Jasmine Martini is a mixture of gin, Campari, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. The flavor is reminiscent of grapefruit juice in a way. It's the perfect sip for National Martini Day!

I've made this cocktail a few times, but for some reason had never posted it, so when a group of food bloggers decided to celebrate the "holiday," this was the first thing that came to mind. I hope you'll give it a try.

The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail.

After the recipe, be sure to check out the rest of the National Martini Day cocktails.


The Jasmine Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce Campari
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to an ice filled shaker and shake for 10 to 20 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Yield: 1 cocktail
Adapted from Liquor.com


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10 comments:

  1. Karen, I LOVE Campari and will try this soon. I was wondering about the name though...where does 'Jasmine' come from? I had thought this was going to include jasmine simple syrup.

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    1. The name evidently was given to it by the bartender who invented it. It is kind of a girly name isn't it!

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  2. I love Campari as well even though others shake their head at me like I am nuts. I also love grapefruit and the more bitter a beer the happier I am. I have everything on hand for this martini. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. oooh. I'm pretty sure you'll like it!

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  3. the drink sounds great, but I am still mesmerized by the glasses!

    I remember when you got them.... so so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sally. I still love them!

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  4. I've been wanting to try Campari (in a Negroni or something else) forever, but never seemed to get around to it. This martini is great excuse for me to go and buy a bottle. :-)

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    1. Yes, it is! This is the first baby set toward the Negroni!

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  5. Had to try this (the color is amazing, and Campari really appealed today...). Very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh fantastic Bill! Glad you liked it!

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