Best Valentine Cocktail

I get so many inquiries about this colorful cocktail that’s both pretty and tasty too, that I am posting it again, just in time for your Valentines (or Galentines) celebration.

I love the sweetness and tartness of ruby red grapefruit juice. Combined with St-Germain (elderflower liqueur) and vodka, you have a winning cocktail sure to please.  Some call this a Bichon Frise and others call it a French Greyhound.  I call it delicious!  You can serve it “martini style” or over ice.  Both are refreshing and sure to be a hit.  My recipe allows you to easily prepare it based on the size of your guest list -just you and your main squeeze, or a festive party.

Bichon Frise


1 part vodka (try Absolute Grapefruit with a twist of pink grapefruit)
1 part St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 parts ruby red grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed if in season)
raspberries for garnish (optional)
mint leaves for garnish (optional)


Over Ice Method
Add vodka, St-Germain, and grapefruit juice in a glass pitcher.
Fill your favorite cocktail glass with ice cubes (to the top).
Pour mixture into the glass.
Add a raspberry and mint leave for garnish.
Serve and enjoy!

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Martini Style

Fill a cocktail shaker to the rim with ice cubes.
Add vodka, St-Germain, and grapefruit juice.
Place the cap on the shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour into a martini glass and garnish with raspberry and mint leave.
Serve and enjoy!

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