Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the grapefruit are here

Monday there was a huge display of grapefruit at the store, and I bought a few. I am one of those people who is susceptible to such displays. And I inevitably shop hungry. One of my favorite things about winter is all the citrus.

As I unpacked the grapefruit from the grocery bags, I remembered a cocktail we made a few times last winter. Our friend Gary told Alexi about it, or about an approximation of something like it he'd had. It's too good not to mention, here. I plan to make some this weekend; maybe you will, too.

1.5 oz grapefruit juice
1.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1.5 oz vodka

Chill cocktail glass in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the above ingredients. Shake well. Strain into the chilled glass. Enjoy.

Serves 1.


Tracy said...

Is that cocktail called a greyhound? I love greyhounds. Alcohol and vitamin c all in one :)

Jess said...

Where do you find the elderflower liqueur? That sounds delicious, though in my condition I can't partake, but I'll put it on the list for after April!

KPiep said...

I've never been a huge fan of grapefruit, but it makes a wonderful salad with avacado and spinach.

And the produce displays at our grocery store alway get me!

I laughed when I read your comment about the HP audio. Great minds think alike, and I am truly happy to know I'm not the only one who took advantage of the library that way! (although I do need to redo #4 as there are some glitches). Gillian has been reluctant to read the books for some reason, and the audio has finally got her my great happiness and relief.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Tracy: a greyhound is just grapefruit juice and vodka, and, I think, is usally served over ice.

Jess: you should be able to find St. Germain at your local liqueur store.

rowena said...

I like them pure.
A lot of vitamine C.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I was just excited to see the grapefruit. I didn't know there was a nice chilled cocktail hidden in here. Thank you.

likeschocolate said...

I have one sitting in my fruit bowl. I need to remember to eat it for breakfast in the morning.

Nicola said...

Oh. Yum.