"This pretty pink martini is the color of spring with the flavors of winter citrus. Don't love gin? Use vodka instead! We rimmed our glasses with a fun mix of crushed pink peppercorns and coarse sugar."
Combine gin, grapefruit juice, vermouth, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, cover, and shake until very cold. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.
For a DIY simple syrup, stir together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool before using. Store up to 2 weeks, chilled in an airtight container.
Per Serving: 192 calories;0 g fat;
9.8 g carbohydrates;
0.3 g protein;
0 mg cholesterol;
6 mg sodium.