One of my favorite cocktails—back when I could actually drink one and NOT be up until the wee hours of a the morning as a result—was the greyhound. Second only to a strong margarita on the rocks (with salt!), the pairing of grapefruit juice and gin was pure happy to me. So simple! SO GOOD.
So, the grapefruit in this drink is a nod to that old “friend,” the blood orange is me taking advantage of my obsession this month with that beautiful citrus, and the starfruit garnish makes it a strong contender for any Oscar party at the end of February. A nominee for best drink at an Oscar party, if you will.
Hope you like this one—and please, add a shot of gin for me!
Blood Orange-Grapefruit Superstar
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6 drinks
4 pink grapefruit
4 blood oranges
1/3 cup brown sugar
Mixer of your choice
Juice to mixer ratios:
Soda water (2:1)
Ginger beer or ale (3:1)
Gin (your call!)
- Juice grapefruit and blood oranges, then stir with brown sugar.
- Slice starfruit into slices.
- Stir juice with mixer, pour over ice, and garnish with starfruit slice on a toothpick.
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