Glamour Girl Martini

Glamour Girl Martini
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

Forget the vodka, pink wine is the star of this beautiful little cocktail that puts a twist on the cosmopolitan. It's a fantastic wine martini that's ideal for a girl's night or anytime you want a delicious, fruity cocktail.

The glamour girl martini recipe came from Folonari and featured their Pink Pinot Grigio. It was a pleasant rosé wine made with Pinot Grigio grapes. It seems like the Italian winery no longer makes it, though bottles of Folonari rosés may still be found. As a substitute, Folonari Pinot Grigio is a good choice, or you can choose any other rosé wine.

With the wine chosen, you'll simply need peach schnapps and cranberry juice to complete this cocktail. The fruits are a wonderful complement to any rosé wine, which is known for its strawberry and watermelon notes. It all comes together quickly, resulting in a fun drink that is light on the alcohol, tastes great, and easy to make.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the wine, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Rosé wines vary greatly from dry to sweet and this will affect the taste of your martini.
  • Since the other ingredients are sweet, it may be best to go for a drier wine. Typically, these include those from Provence, France or ones made from drier red wine grapes, such as Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, or Syrah.
  • Peach schnapps varies greatly in intensity, bottled anywhere from 40 proof to 100 proof. The higher the alcohol content, the stronger the flavor will be. For a delicate cocktail like this, sticking to that lower end will result in a better-balanced drink.
  • As with the cosmo, adding more cranberry juice will sweeten the drink. If you want to make it a little drier, pour just 1/4 ounce.
  • To make the cranberry accent a little lighter, switch to white cranberry juice.

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe is a fabulous choice for a pitcher drink and would make a lovely addition to an intimate lunch or summer dinner party. Simply increase the ingredients as needed, keeping them in proportion. To make it really easy, pour a bottle of rosé, 1 cup of peach schnapps, and 1/2 cup of cranberry juice; increase as needed.
  • Pour a sparkling rosé to give the martini a bubbly touch. With this option, shake the schnapps and juice, then add the wine directly to the glass.
  • If you prefer, skip the schnapps and switch to peach nectar or juice. You'll get the same great taste, while significantly reducing the alcohol.
  • This fruity mixture is also a candidate for a fun, slushy frosé. Combine the three ingredients with 1 cup of ice in your blender and blend it up! You might want to increase the cranberry juice to 1 ounce and possibly add a splash each of lemon juice and simple syrup.

How Strong Is a Glamour Girl Martini?

When made with lower-proof peach schnapps, this is one of the lightest martinis you could mix up. Its alcohol content will be right around the wine itself, or about 11 percent ABV (22 proof). That jumps to 17 percent ABV (34 proof) with 100-proof schnapps. While that's still a relatively light cocktail, the flavor balance is a bigger concern.