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6 Grapefruit Cocktails You Simply Cannot Do Without This Winter

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Winter's delight, grapefruit is a citrus bursting with flavours. Its juice, when mixed with any drink, gives the drink a tangy, puckery sweet-sour flavour. Grapefruit can be easily added to most variants of classic cocktails, making them refreshing to drink and delicious to taste. Check out a few yummy grapefruit cocktail recipes below.

Bitter Salty Perro Recipe

Ingredients

120 ml Pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
60 ml Don Julio Blanco
120 nk tonic water, chilled
Kosher salt
2 Dashes of Angostura bitters

Method

Take a mixing glass, add grapefruit juice, tequila and tonic water and fill it with ice. Stir gently to combine. Rim a cocktail glass with kosher salt.  Add 2 dashes of bitters. Serve immediately.

New Brunswick

Ingredients

60 ml Pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
30 ml Bulleit whisky
1 bar spoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 bar spoon simple syrup
30 ml Lillet Rouge or Carpano Antica Vermouth
2 dashes Grapefruit bitters

Method

Take a shaker and add grapefruit juice, whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until it is well chilled or for 15 seconds. Strain the contents into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with vermouth and bitters.

Long-Faced Dove Recipe

long faced dove

Ingredients

45 ml Silver tequila
30 ml Campari
20 ml Pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
20 ml Lime juice
10 ml Simple syrup (or more to taste, see note)
15 ml Ginger beer
60 gm Ice
Lime wheel, for garnish

Method

Take a mixing glass and combine tequila, Campari, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Top with ginger beer and stir gently. Use lime wheel for garnish.

Great Gatsby Cocktail

Ingredients

30 ml Smirnoff vodka
30 ml Lillet Blanc
75 ml Grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
Orange slice, for garnish

Method

Take a mixing glass and fill it halfway with ice. Add vodka, Lillet Blanc and grapefruit juice and stir till the container gets cold. Take a cocktail glass and fill it with ice. Strain the contents of the mixing glass into it. Garnish with the orange slice.

Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler Recipe

Ingredients

30 ml Grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
15 ml Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
90 -120 ml Prosecco or other sparkling wine
Grapefruit wedge, for garnish

Method

Take a champagne glass and pour the grapefruit juice and Domain de Canton. Gently pour the prosecco over the top until the glass is almost full. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Grapefruit Mojito

grapefruit mojito

Ingredients

Juice from 1/3rd of pink grapefruits, plus 1 thinly sliced
1 Mint sprig
20 gm Golden caster sugar
30 ml Captain Morgan White Rum
125 ml Soda water

Method

Take a mixing glass and add grapefruit juice, one mint leaf and sugar in it. Muddle the ingredients well so the mint's flavour is released and the sugar gets dissolved. Pour it into a serving glass. Add rum to it and mix it well. Top up with soda water and ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and the rest of the mint leaves.

It is good to learn about different alcoholic beverages, but be cautious about how much you consume, even when laden with fruit juice and purees. It is important to serve and drink alcohol responsibly. This will keep you and your guests healthy and out of harm's way. If you know anyone who is unable to moderate their alcohol consumption, refer them to a specialist immediately.