Optional: Place your martini glass in freezer to chill 30 minutes before you want to serve your cocktail. If you forget, you can wrap your glasses in a wet paper towel and pop them in the freezer for half the time (this trick works with any drink you’re trying to chill).
While your glass is chilling, take 3 to 4 leaves of mint and muddle it into your cocktail shaker. (If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon will work perfectly.)
Add ice, lemon juice, dragon fruit simple syrup and gin to shaker. Shake your cocktail shaker for 30 seconds, until your hand is freezing.
Place pink sugar sprinkles onto a small plate. Use your lemon rind and wipe it around the rim of your martini glass and then dip and roll your glass in the pink sprinkle sugar until the rim is coated.
Strain cocktail from shaker into your martini glass and enjoy immediately!
Dragon Fruit Syrup: If you can’t find dragon fruit syrup, any other pink/red syrup will do. I suggest strawberry syrup, raspberry syrup or even rosé syrup.Pink Love Gin: You can use any kind of gin you prefer, but I love this Pink Love Gin because it is both fruity and floral gin, without being overpowering. It gives your cocktail a unique flavor!Vodka: Not a gin fan? No worries! You can easily swap out the gin for vodka. I have even seen dragon fruit flavored vodka recently if you wanted to really punch up the flavor.Make It Sparkle: Feeling festive? Add some edible glitter to your cocktail! Add it into your cocktail shaker before you shake your cocktail. It will make your martini truly shimmer in the glass!Large Batch For Party: Prepare a large pitcher with the lemon juice, dragon fruit syrup and gin up to 2 days before and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, make sure to stir up your pre-made martini mix well. Then muddle the mint in the cocktail shaker, add ice, and pour in 4 oz of the pre-made martini mix. Shake well and serve! The below amounts will make enough pink martini mix for 12 Martinis: