Friday, May 16, 2014

Pink grapefruit apricot martini and 6 other delicious summertime drinks

This weekend marks our first summertime long weekend here in Canada, 
and though the weather is still not very cooperative
 in terms of warmth, a long weekend is always welcomed. 
I'm specially looking forward to sprucing up our backyard furniture 
and finishing some projects that have been lingering since last summer. 
And hopefully once everything is all done,
 I can sit down and enjoy one of these yummy martinis. 
 I am not much of a martini type of gal, but when 
deciding on a summertime drink the citrus
 flavours of the pink grapefruit and the 
sweetness of the apricots, seemed to be the right choice. 
 The fact that the pink grapefruit is such a gorgeous
 fruit to photograph might have also played a small role in my decision...;) 

Pink grapefruit apricot martini 

2 oz. pink grape fruit-flavored vodka such as Absolute Ruby Red
3 oz. apricot syrup or such as Amoretti 
2-3 fresh apricot (optional)
If opting to have the apricots as garnish- Cut apricots into quarters and allow to soak in the pink grapefruit-flavored vodka for 2-3 hours or more.
Next, mix the vodka, apricot syrup, and ice into a cocktail shaker and mix. Pace apricots at bottom of glass and strain into a martini glass to serve.
Also, check out the amazing cocktails created by some 
of my fellow bloggers : 

From left to right, they are:
Sweet Tart Martini by Suburble
Pink Grapefruit and Apricot Martini by Craftberry Bush
Basil Cucumber Mojito by Satori Design For Living
The Classic Caesar by Fynes Designs
Frozen Strawberry Cocktails by Clean and Scentsible
Basil Watermelon Lemonade by Echoes of Laughter
Easy and Delicious Flavoured Waters by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Don't they all look just delicious? 
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Long Weekend...xo 
much love,
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  1. This looks SO delicious! I love anything with grapefruit, perfect for the summertime. I hope you have a wonderful (hot) long weekend!

  2. This looks so refreshing and yummy! Your photos are gorgeous, as always. Enjoy the long weekend :)

  3. always! Looks so delish! Have a lovely long weekend! Angie xo

  4. This looks really good! Love your beautiful pictures...they are just GREAT!

  5. Yum, this looks amazing! Perfect for a hot day!

  6. This sounds SO good and your photos are just beautiful! Love how we used the same napkin! :) Good ol' Canadian girls and their Superstore!

  7. Beautiful drink Lucy...and I'm betting it tastes as amazing as it looks! Happy May Long Weekend to you! xo

  8. These look so refreshing and healthy! Can't wait to try!

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  9. Lucy, your pictures are gorgeous! I feel lighter just looking at them!

    I love the taste of apricot! Pinning right now!

  10. This looks so delicious! I have to try it. I love grapefruit. Your photos are amazing too! I featured a link to your recipe in my 7 Mouthwatering Summer Cocktail Recipes to Help You Beat The Heat roundup.

    I'd love for you to visit, take a peek, and maybe leave a comment.

    Best Wishes,



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