Dayumm, I’m really putting a lot of effort into this recipe blog project that I put very serious work into taking my own and editing my own photos (lol). I even tried adding a watermark on this one specifically just to see how it will look! Might need to work more on blending, but I think its not bad! Anyway, this cocktail revolves around gin and everything grapefruit. I was looking online to see just how much of a thing this cocktail may already be. Interestingly, I learned about a classic cocktail called a Greyhound cocktail. It consists of only two ingredients: grapefruit and either vodka or gin. The random masterclass website where I read this info from says this drink is dated back to the 1930’s. It’s funny because I’ve started with that mixture initially and up until I made this post, I didn’t know that it’s called the Greyhound cocktail. hah. So eventually, I wanted a little bit of carbonation in my drink which the classic Greyhound simply doesn’t have. I also didn’t want to dilute the grapefruit flavour because that’s very important to me. Thank goodness for the invention of grapefruit flavoured soda water. Et voilà , here we are now with my Greyhound Fizz cocktail. **wink-wink**
- Fresh grapefruite juice
- Grapefruit soda water
- Rosemary sprigs + grapefruit slices for garnish
FYI: I used a standard glass and didn’t measure all the ingredients by ounce/mL, I used the glass as a reference instead.
- Wash and juice 1 grapefuit
- Pour in a glass
- Add 1 shot of gin (or 2 if its Friday)
- Add ice generously
- Fill the glass with grapefruit soda water, but leaving enough room for the rosemary and grapefruit slice garnishes
- Add a sprig of fresh rosemary and a slice of fresh grapefruit
– I didn’t use any sweetener (sugar or alternatives), but it definitely can be added. It would also be easier to use a liquid form so its well incorporated
– Using a shaker is always great because you can guarante that the cocktail is mixed well. You can also control how much to pour in the glass, you can mix for more than 1 serving and the order of which ingredient to put first doesn’t matter very much since it will all be shaken inside the element anyway. I use a shaker sometimes, other times, its just time consuming so I skip it. Lol.