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Red Velvet Martini

Red Velvet Martini

Makes 1
Inspired by the famous red velvet cake, this striking ruby red cocktail is flavoured with vanilla vodka and makes a delightful drink for Valentine’s Day.

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.

Image opposite courtesy of Waitrose

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