Recipe: Ugli Basil Martini
Summary: Sleek, stylish and uber-tasty, this simple martini is made with Ugli Fruit, vodka and fresh basil, for a hint of citrus topped off with an herbal whiff. Try it!
- Squeeze Ugli fruit. You’ll want about 4 ounces of juice (3-4 ounces).
- In a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, shake Ugli juice, vodka and a crushed basil leaf vigorously for a couple of seconds.
- Slightly crush the second basil leaf with your fingers and place it in a martini glass. Pour strained cocktail in.
- Bottom’s up!
I first tasted a cocktail like this at Fig Restaurant  in Santa Monica. They made it with pink grapefruit juice, and it was so stylish and refreshing, I knew I had to recreate something like it at home.
If you can’t find an Ugli Fruit, substitute pink grapefruit juice.
Preparation time: 4 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
Thanks to Frieda’s Specialty Produce  for sending me a sample of this beautiful-to-me fruit.