Thursday, March 1, 2012


Day 15

2.5 shots out of 5

Tonight's cocktail is called Afterburner.  Once again I gave the grapefruit juice another shot (pun intended).  After tonight I think I will give the grapefruit juice a rest for a while.  I'm absolutely not giving up on it, but I need to take a break from it until I find something that is comparable to the Sea Breeze.  

I gave the Afterburner 2.5 shots out of 5.  I didn't think it only deserved 2 shots, but 3 shots was a bit too high for it.  Reason being, it was too vodka-ey for me.  I think someone who really enjoys a vodka martini will enjoy this cocktail more.  The taste of it reminds me of martinis that my dad used to drink when I was a kid.  NO, he didn't let me drink them too, but he did let me eat the green olives (if you know me you know that I order green olives in ALL of my drinks) out of his martini.  

I think I would have enjoyed tonight's cocktail more if there was a bit more juice in it.  I think the vodka ratio was a bit too much for me, but that's me.  So you make the call, what do you think?  Too much vodka?  Just right?  Not enough vodka?

Here is the recipe for the Afterburner:

  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 1 shot of triple sec
  • 1/2 shot of grapefruit juice

Put ice and all of the ingredients into your shaker.  Shake it up really good to get everything mixed and real cold.  Strain into a martini glass.

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is a photo of the end result:

Cheers to eating green olives out of martinis!!

The Cocktail Lady

Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

1 comment:

  1. I like vodka martinis, but I thought the grapefruit juice clashed a bit with Cointreau (which I subbed for Triple Sec). I concur with your rating :)