Recipe: Pink Victrola

Hailing from the Hendrick’s website, this little gem provided the Bartender with that rarest of all cocktail sentiments – the absolute conviction that it needs no tinkering or improving whatsoever.  Fun as it can be to swap around ingredients and change the proportions to find that just-right balance, there’s also a distinct joy in finding that recipe that’s already perfectly formed.  It’s much like finding a pearl washed up on the beach, and almost as rare an experience.

The Bartender found this one particularly surprising – she had expected the grapefruit to completely overwhelm the other flavors, but instead found that it showcased the unusual flavors in Hendrick’s gin quite admirably.  And then there’s that lovely pink color; fortunately, this time it’s attached to a drink that’s both tasty and visually striking.

Pink Victrola

1 1/2 ounces Hendrick’s Gin
1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 spoonful (about 1/8 ounce) grenadine

Shake all ingredients and strain into chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a citrus twist, cucumber balls, or music device appropriate to your time period.

About Ambrosia Rose

Professional drinker, blogger, storyteller, and critic. With a healthy dollop of sarcastic wit on the side.

Posted on 4 May 2011, in Gin-Based, Martini Style, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Lots and lots of smiles for the modern day (I already feel old for using the term “modern day”) victrola pictured above.
    I love your whole brain. (Your WHOLE brain!)
    Your drinks are pretty good too. 🙂

    • Aww. 🙂 Well, you know how it is with desperation inspiring creativity…I didn’t have a visually interesting garnish handy, and when I originally asked Brian “Could you convincingly photoshop the drink onto a picture of a Victrola?” he was…less than enthusiastic. Hence, the iPod. (It’s two generations behind! That makes it equally retro, right?)

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