It’s snowing here and will be continuing for another 12+ hours, so we thought it was best to load up on Vitamin C, so we wouldn’t catch colds. Of course, the fact that the vitamin C was liberally cut with a slug of gin didn’t harm anyone.
I love grapefruit, and talked about making Candied Grapefruit Peel recently. Naturally, we needed a signature cocktail to use the peel in, and came up with a nice one that included gin, grapefruit juice and peel. It sounds like a summery drink but we agreed that it was a perfect thing for a snowy night. In fact, we had to duplicate our taste test to make sure.
Here’s what we did:
First, we rolled the edge of the glass in a little of the gin, which we had poured into a shallow dish, and then rolled it again in some of the sugar from the candied peel. Of course, we’d added the ice to the glass first, so had to start over!
I think that the next time, I will either skip the sugar on the rim, or as a friend suggested, whir the sugar in the blender to make superfine sugar. This was a little chunky.
But regardless of the grain of the sugar, this is a drink that will remain on the menu. It’s going to be winter for a while yet.