If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I check in at Bonefish Grill on a pretty regular basis. What can I say? I really enjoy going out to dinner for seafood, as I don’t regularly make any at home (that will change once we live in a place where we can have a grill…).
However, I don’t want to talk about the seafood today. I want to talk about one of my favorite cocktails…which happens to be served at Bonefish Grill. You can pretty much guarantee that my mom and I will partake in one or two Bonefish Martinis when we dine there, because they are just so darn good. I wanted to be able to bring that drink home with me, so I investigated the recipe.
Surprise! Bonefish is forthcoming with their Bonefish Martini recipe! Hooray! And guess what…they are very simple to make…
recipe via Bonefish Grill
- 1.25 oz vodka
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- Orange slices (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add vodka and cranberry. Shake vigorously.
- Strain vodka and cranberry juice mix into a martini glass. Top the cocktail with a splash of champagne (about 1 oz, depending on the size of your martini glass).
- Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.
Seriously…how gorgeous is the color of that cocktail? It definitely is reminiscent of a Cosmopolitan, with the added effervescence of the champagne in lieu of triple sec. It’s a refreshing cocktail for summer; just be careful how many of them you consume!
Anyway, I was slightly skeptical before making this cocktail at home. For some reason, when I try to recreate cocktails (or other dishes, etc.) at home, they taste good, but not exactly the same…there is always something a little off. My mom always says that things taste better when someone else makes them, so perhaps that is true in some cases. However, I have to say that this cocktail recreation was true to the original. It was certainly well received, at least…
Do you have a favorite cocktail at a restaurant? What is it?
Oooh, that sounds so yummy! I’m going to have to try this one at home. And, I agree with your mom – sometimes things really do taste better when someone else makes them, for some strange reason!
that sounds just about perfect!
Wow, that sounds perfect! I’m definitely going to have to try that soon!
my sister and I love to find out what was in a drink and then we request that my husband recreate at home for us! 🙂 We have quite a list going!
Mmmm, this sounds divine!
I’m a wine person, so I don’t usually get cocktails. But I think I should more often!
My Mom and Dad go to the Bothell location, sadly we don’t have one here in Oregon. Since they only make it up there a couple times a year she recreated their Bang Bang Shrimp, they were so to die for yummy!
Once I have this little one you can bet I’ll be trying that Martini, yum!!
Love me a fizzy and pink cocktail! so simple but so pretty!
I was just at Bonefish, and I am kicking myself for not reading this before I went!
I will definitely be trying my hand at this in the near future! Sounds super tasty!
This sounds really good and I plan to give it a try. I LOVE the Lemondrop Martini at Bonefish. If you can recreate that, I’d love to make it at home.
I had a delicious Martini at your restaurant last year. It was made with vodka and St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur. I have searching to locate the recipe with no luck.
Please send me that recipe if it is still available.
I tried this and loved it. For a variation, I cut the vodka in half and added triple sec…delish! Thanks for the recipe!
What kind of champagne do you buy??
You can really choose any sparkling wine that you like! It’s really just adding effervescence to the drink at the end, so you don’t need to purchase a super expensive brand – I’d say anything you’d use to make a mimosa will work well!