This concoction has two distinct values - tartness from the pink grapefruit juice and lime and smoothness from the cranberry juice and simple syrup. It’s so easy to make and you can find fresh grapefruit juice in many stores including Trader Joes. Double old-fashioned glasses are from William Sonoma barware.
Makes one cocktail
2 oz fresh pink grapefruit (or regular grapefruit) juice
1-1/2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz gin or vodka
splash of simple syrup
juice of half a lime
fresh grapefruit or mint for garnish
sugar for the rim
Before squeezing the lime, run the fruit side around the rim of your glass. Place a bit of granulated sugar on a small plate and turn the rim of the glass in a a few turns.
Fill cocktail shaker with all ingredients and a cup of ice. Shake vigorously (at least 20 times). Pour through strainer into desired glass.
Note: Remember, when making cocktails, if something is too strong (add more juice) or not strong enough (add more liquor) fix it until it is perfect for your tastes. Cocktail recipes are only a guide to your comfort zone.
Recipe adapted from The Noble Pig. Photo source: author’s own.