SATURDAY COOKING: GRAPEFRUIT COLLINS

Yes, here it is, the cocktail recipe! As I have said previously, it’s hot today and this is a taste of things to come this summer. We get long, hot and dry summers here in Perth.
So my DUTY is to find AMAZING cocktails/drinks recipes and add them to the Saturday Cooking section.
Have started today, yum yum, with a GRAPEFRUIT COLLINS, a recipe from a bar called “Enrique’s School for Bullfighting” (yep, this is a bar’s name. Personally, I would have called it “Davo’s Shack”…). Of course, I will have to do a lot of tasting as well, which may be hard…!

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60ml Tanqueray 10 (gin.  I had Gordon’s Gin and trust me, I couldn’t tell the difference after drinking half of it!)
20ml fresh lemon juice
20ml fresh grapefruit juice
1 dessertspoon sugar
soda water to top
grapefruit wedge to garnish

In a highball glass, add the gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved.
Fill glass with ice and top with soda water then garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

I didn’t put sugar in it. I used tonic water (soda water is so passé!). And it ROCKS! No doubt because 60ml of gin is a double dose of spirit…
If you have heart problem and can’t have grapefruit (because it interferes with your medication), use lime instead. If you have fresh leftover juice, pour it in ice cube trays, freeze and then use later.
Actually, I’m going to make myself another one right now with lime and grapefruit juice, eat sushi and watch 8 episodes of “Downton Abbey season 4”. Or should I go for a swim…?
And I will wait and see if the sea is calling…
And you ABSOLUTELY must drink it in a Tiki Pop glass! Pineapple rules! And please notice the very daggy plastic icecubes in the glass…

2 thoughts on “SATURDAY COOKING: GRAPEFRUIT COLLINS

  1. Hi Anne, the sea is calling … the sea is calling … By the way, I tried this cocktail tonight, only because I’m so passé, I used soda water and no sugar. It was very tart, but I like it. And it’s a great idea to freeze the rest of the juice — I was wondering what to do with it! Here’s to summer and LOTS of gin …

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