This is the dreamy sage limoncello martini recipe! At least it’s my version of the cocktail.
A few weeks ago, we went out to dinner with our niece, Elizabeth. Like me, she loves a good mixed drink and we often confab over delicious cocktails. She’s a bit more adventurous than I am: she’ll try new drinks when we go out.
Me? Not so much!
That’s not to say that I don’t try different drinkies when I visit people’s houses or when I’m home and can make it myself, but when I have to pay for it? I want a sure thing.
Though truthfully, it isn’t assured I’m going to get the same cocktail when I order it from restaurant to restaurant. It’s not like when I’m at Starbucks and pretty much know if I order a grande, decaf, non-fat, extra hot, no whip, one-pump mocha, every store is going to make it the same way. Pretty much.
But when I go to a restaurant and get my usual, which is a Grey Goose, dirty martini, it doesn’t always come out the way I like it. Sometimes there is too little brine, which is what makes it dirty. Or too much vermouth, heaven forbid! So it never really tastes the same. I can’t do anything about too much vermouth, but I can request more brine if it’s not dirty enough.
Well, at this great restaurant, I got the usual and Elizabeth got a lemon sage martini. When I tasted it, I knew I had to make it for the blog. It’s rather yummy and I’d make it here at home for a dinner party. Or just because.
More lemon drinks:
On to the recipe.
Ingredients for the Dreamy Sage Limoncello Martini recipe
We have before us Limoncello, which if you didn’t already know, is a concentrated lemon liqueur. It is made by taking a bunch of lemons and peeling them. You have to be careful not to include the pith (white part), which will make it bitter. You steep the peeled lemons in vodka and some simple syrup. For at least a week.
I feel a future blog post coming on…
Anyway, back to the sage limoncello martini. We gather the above mentioned Limoncello, some vodka, lemon juice and a few sage leaves.
LET’S Get Started
I start off by grabbing my trusty and much-used cocktail shaker. I fill it half way with ice.
I measure out 3 ounces of Grey Goose Vodka.
I pour it lovingly over the ice, careful not to spill any of the precious liquid.
Next up is the Limoncello. I measure out 1 ounce of this yellow nectar.
Into the shaker it goes to say “howdy do” to the vodka.
Time to cut a lemon in half and squeezed out 1/2 ounce of the juice.
I pour it into the shaker to join its friends. I cap the shaker so I can shake it 10 times.
After shaking it the requisite amount, I let the shaker sit there while I prepare the 2 sage leaves. Aren’t they pretty?
Time to strain the contents into a martini glass.
I float the sage leaves and we are in business!
Vertical view anyone?
And the ever-loved aerial view.
I lift the glass and sip.
I carefully walk it over to Christopher and he takes a sip.
He likes it! He really likes it!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 3 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Limoncello
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add vodka, Limoncello and lemon juice
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Strain liquid into martini glass
- Float sage leaves
- Lift glass