Martini Inspiration at Grey Rock in Green Lake, Wisconsin

05 Dec, 2014

If in Green Lake, site you must try a martini at Grey Rock. With almost 30 choices, you may need to flip a coin, roll a die, play “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” – whatever your choice-making methods, you’re missing out if you don’t at least choose one.

These martinis are hand-crafted by Grey Rock’s bartender, Angel. Angel started her journey here at Heidel House Resort & Spa as a teenager working both back of and front of the house. Then, in 2000, she focused her talents at Grey Rock where she has been a server, hostess and now, the lead bartender.


Instagram Photo by Crystal O.

With such a variety of martinis, including Nanmarazz, Salted Carmel Nut, Cajun, Prickly Pear and Triple Chocolate, it’s a wonder where Angel gets her martini inspiration.

“A lot of my motivation comes from the seasons,” said Angel. “Along with that, I enjoy keeping up-to-date with trends in the beverage industry by following various trade journals. Working closely with the chef also allows me to sometimes pair them with menu items.”

So what’s all the tini-fuss about? Maybe these innovative martinis will catch your attention:


Pictured: Angel and Ernie

Nanmarazz Martini: Raspberry Vodka, Chambord and Champagne

Ginger Lemonade Martini: Lemon Sorbet Vodka, Ginger Liqueur and Lemonade

Blue Breeze Martini: Whipped Vodka, Blue Curacao and Lemon Lime Soda

Salted Carmel Nut Martini: Caramel Kiss Vodka and Rumchata served with Caramel Drizzle and Salted Rim

Cajun Martini: Spicy Vodka, Dash of Vermouth, Splash of Tabasco served with a Cajun Rim and Jalapeno Stuffed Olive

Tuscan Lemon Drop Martini: Limoncello, Tuaco and Cointreau served with a Spiced Sugar Rim

Pineapple Upside Down Martini: Vanilla Vodka, Pineapple Juice and a Splash of Grenadine served with a Cherry

Bacardi Limon Margarita Martini: Bacardi Limon, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Sour Mix

Mojito Martini: Ty Ku Liqueur, Rum, Club Soda and Sprite served with a Lime Garnish

Sweet Cherry Sunset Martini: Premium Vodka, Amaretto, Melon Liqueur, Sweet & Sour and Cranberry Juice

Coconut Sundowner Martini: Coconut Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Bitters and Ginger Ale

Triple Chocolate Martini: Godiva White and Dark Liqueur, Trader Vic’s Chocolate Liqueur and a Splash of Vodka

Pimm’s Cup Martini: Lemon Juice Lime Juice, 4 slices of Cucumber, Mint Leaves, Simple Sugar, Pimm’s and a Splash of Ginger Ale

Prickly Pear Martini: Hornitos Tequila, Triple Sec, Cactus Juice, Sweet & Sour, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and a Dash of Cherry Juice

When asked what Angel’s favorite martini is, she replied, “There are just too many to choose from! I don’t think I can choose just one.”

Stop in and try one of these martinis today! Currently, a variety of martinis are just $5 during Happy Hour on Thursday and Friday between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Grey Rock’s hours vary seasonally. View hours.


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