If we’re being honest, when I think “winter cocktail” I usually think of something along the lines of an eggnog or a mulled wine. Maybe a chocolate martini garnished with a candy cane or even a hot toddy. But a grapefruit concoction? -usually not on the top of my holiday drink list. This winter citrus, however, creates a light and refreshing drink that I’d be happy enjoy in the winter, and year round. It’s a mix of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, gin and seltzer. To give it more of a festive feel, I decided to garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary (because I think it looks like pine needles).
Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail
Makes 4 servings
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (about 2 medium size grapefruits)
- 1 1/2 cups plain (unflavored) seltzer
- 1/2 gin
- Cranberries and rosemary for garnish
- Mix together grapefruit juice, seltzer and gin in a pitcher
- Pour over ice and garnish
Don’t have a bag full of varying holiday ribbons like me (I can’t be the only one)? – another quick idea is to use washi tape. Cut small portions of the tape, write each guests name with a sharpie and place on their glass. At the end of the evening the washi tape will cleanly peel off.
This recipe had been adapted with a few healthy swaps and additions from the original seen here.