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Red velvet Martini

Red velvet martini

Inspired by the famous red velvet cake, this striking ruby red cocktail is flavoured with vanilla vodka

Course Drinks
Cuisine british
Keyword drinks, martini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Waitrose


  • 50 ml vanilla vodka or 45ml vodka and 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 30 ml grenadine
  • 15 ml red vermouth
  • a few drops red food colouring
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Shimmer Sugar to garnish


  1. Moisten the rim of a martini glass then dip in the shimmer sugar and set aside.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, grenadine, vermouth and food colouring then shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Fine strain into the prepared glass and serve.