IWSB Show Stopper Martini

IWSB Show Stopper Martini

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IWSB Show Stopper Martini

This recipe courtesy of National Restaurant Association Mixologist John Abels. He created this fantastic martini to celebrate the inaugural International, Wine, Spirits and Beer Show (IWSB).

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  • 2-3 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 1/2 ounces micro-distilled gin
  • 3 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Ice
  • Sugared red grapefruit wedge for garnish


  • 1 In a glass, add sage leaves and gin. Muddle gently, being careful not to bruise the sage too much; you simply want to release the natural oils and flavor into the gin. Allow to marinate for at least one minute.
  • 2 Add ice, ruby red grapefruit juice, and shake in a shaker. Using a cocktail strainer, strain into martini glass.
  • 3 Garnish with a ruby red grapefruit wedge that has been dipped in sugar.


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