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Recipe: Feel the love with this red velvet Martini

Want to make Valentine’s feel special? Whether you’re raising a glass in person or over Facetime, this red velvet Martini is just the job. . .

Created by the mixology pros at Waitrose & Partners, this red velvet Martini is inspired by the famous cake and combines vanilla vodka, vermouth and grenadine, iced, shaken and strained into a sugar-encrusted glass. Yum.

Waitrose & Partners Red Velvet Martini (44367305)
Waitrose & Partners Red Velvet Martini (44367305)

Makes: 1


50ml vanilla vodka (or 45ml vodka and 1 tsp vanilla extract)

30ml grenadine

15ml red vermouth

Few drops red food colouring

Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Shimmer Sugar to garnish


1 Moisten the rim of a Martini glass then dip in the shimmer sugar and set aside.

2 Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, grenadine, vermouth and food colouring then shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Fine strain into the prepared glass and serve.

Waitrose & Partners is at Hauxton Road and Fitzroy Street, Cambridge; Fred Archer Way, Newmarket; Robert Boby Way, Bury St Edmunds. You can find this recipe and thousands more at waitrose.com/recipes

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