Pink Grapefruit and Basil Martini


You wouldn’t normally think of a martini when you think of Breast Cancer Awareness. But everyone needs to relax with a yummy drink every once in awhile. Check out that pretty pink color! Plus it uses grapefruit juice, which is actually really good for you.  A lot of research shows that if you have cancer, grapefruit juice can help cancer drugs work more effectively.

I used Sparkling Ice Pink Grapefruit Juice for this drink.  This October Sparkling Ice is donating $.01 per bottle of Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Ice sold, to help find a cure for Breast Cancer.  The proceeds go directly back to the community where the product was sold.  So go out, and stock up, so you can make this refreshing martini.

One of my good friends talked me into making this.  She has been making it for about a year, and loves it.  She first had it in Vegas, and has been talking about it since.  So I just had to try it.  I will admit I was nervous about putting basil in a drink.  But it works.  You just muddle it with the ice, but it imparts a great flavor.  With the grapefruit juice, it is very refreshing.  It would be great for summer, or just an excuse to have a fun drink!

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Light and refreshing martini

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  • 3 basil leaves
  • 2 oz vodka (grapefruit vodka would be really good)
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice (I used Sparkling Ice)
  • Ice
  • Basil for garnish


  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice. Put the basil leaves in the ice, and using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle the leaves. Add the vodka, and grapefruit juice. Shake. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with additional basil if desired.



  1. This is so pretty and I bet the flavor is terrific!

  2. What a gorgeous cocktail, Erin!!! Perfect for Breast Cancer awareness…and darn tasty, too!

  3. This cocktail looks beautiful AND delicious!

  4. yes please!!! like summer in a drink!

  5. Gorgeous cocktail!

  6. wonderful “pink” tribute to breast cancer awareness week! every woman should enjoy a drink like this.

  7. Beautiful cause, lovely drink!

  8. Love this drink, so pretty and pink! Okay, that rhymes, but I stand by my words 😉

  9. This sounds just lovely + i love the awareness y’all are bringing to such a worthy cause. I’ll have to find that Sparkling Ice – I bet i’d love it!

  10. Looks super delicious! Is that right though? They’re donating one penny per bottle? Big spenders (eye roll).

  11. So pretty, and clearly I’m a basil fan 😉

  12. Perfectly pink, I love it!!

  13. I LOVE the color of this! I want to dive in!

  14. I’m working on my post for Friday! I’m totally loving all your recipes this week. This grapefruit & basil martini is just gorgeous…who wouldn’t want to drink it!?

  15. Love, love this drink! Anything to help with curing breast cancer is a-okay in my book!!!

  16. I would definitely think of breast cancer and drinking going together, excellent choice :) Pink grapefruit is one of the best flavours out there in my books – yum!

  17. Think pink! Thank you for keeping this important cause forefront by creating this beautiful pink martini, Erin! I love the flavors and will absolutely be trying it soon!!!

  18. Yum! I love a good martini. This looks delicious

  19. I absolutely MUST try this. Pink grapefruit is one of my favorite flavors and I can only begin to imagine how good it must be with the basil.


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