Blushing Kiss Martini

It’s Friday and we are a doing a Valentine’s Day cocktail. I know we are a few weeks away, but that’s okay, right? This just gives you time to play around and tweak this recipe to your liking. Go ahead, get your boozy testing on.

Blushing Kiss Martini | Bakers Royale

As for the Valentine’s cocktail billing of this Blushing Kiss Martini—it’s actually a drink I developed a while back and just re-named it for this holiday (have I mentioned I use to be in marketing?).

Many of you know I’m pregnant and with that, shooting can be a real pain sometimes, especially in tight spaces, and in particular with this set of photos. For this shot I had to shoot in our very narrow laundry room because of the time of day (yes, I move around throughout the house chasing the light). Anyhow, after my belly knocked over two drinks and much cursing, I texted for reinforcement—why holler downstairs when you can be lazy like that?

Blushing Kiss Martini {Gin + St-Germain and Grapefruit} via Bakers Royale


My reinforcement: Matt, who after a five-minute lesson killed it with these shots. I’m ridiculously happy and excited about this because as I get bigger, I’m gonna enlist him much more to help with the shooting—much more.

. . .back to the drink. Sorry, I’m everywhere today.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love gin, so I’m always looking for ways to mix it into drinks. If you don’t know me, you probably don’t care to know that. But I guarantee you will like this drink.

this recipe

Blushing Kiss Martini

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail


  • 2 parts Gin
  • 1 part St. Germain
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • grapefruit wedge
  • 1 sprig of thyme


Shake all ingredients with ice and pour through a fine strainer into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and thyme sprig into glass. **Optional:  Rim glass with grapefruit wedge and stir drink with thyme for an extra kick.


  1. says

    The photos are just breath-taking! And I love st germaine and I bet with the grapefruit that these go down so easily! Can’t believe Matt was able to help THAT much…wow!!! He’s got talent (and a very good teacher!)


  2. says

    Beautiful photos and great color for the time of year! Chasing the light, LOVE it, I usually shoot in the same part of the house, I need to diversify by time of day. Sometimes the light in the afternoon sucks!


  3. says

    Such a beautiful cocktail–and an excellent excuse to break out a grapefruit or two. I would be the one pounding back a tumbler full of all the extra fresh juice before getting my martini on. :)


  4. Darlene says

    LOL! Did anyone else think “shooting can be a pain sometimes,especially in tight spaces” meant firing a weapon. I can see how that could be a pain when you’re pregnant. I guess a camera could be considered a weapon in some cases.
    I will try this drink. I love grapefruit and alcohol.


  5. Jnettie says

    im so glad I found this blog because this drink is really really delicious and pretty to boot! I’m making it a signature cocktail at my wedding!


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