Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grapefruit Drink Recipes

The other night I was out having dinner with a friend, when I tried for the first time ever, a grapefruitini. All I can say to that is "Where have you been all these years?" Seriously that was the best drink EVER! I only slurped down one but could have drank every drop of grapefruit juice and vodka in the bar.

This is a grapefruitini recipe I found online

1 oz. vodka
2 oz. red grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Pour ingredients into shaker. Add ice. Shake and serve.

This will definatley be my Christmas drink this year.
I have made other drinks using Absolute Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka. Fantastic- holy crap! This stuff actually tastes like grapefruit. Best part- my hubby hates grapefruit- more for me right?

This was the grapefruit drink I made last year (I saw it on Martha Stewart's show)
Serves 1
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 ounce Charbay (I think they actually used Absolut on the show) ruby red grapefruit vodka
2 ounces Champagne
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce black currant juice
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar into 1 1/2 cups water. Add cranberries and simmer for 5 minutes, or until softened. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain, discard liquid, and place cranberries on a tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Chill vodka, Champagne, and juices, then mix in a champagne glass. Garnish with skewer of 4 or 5 frozen candied cranberries. Reserve the rest for another drink.

Really, it was a lot of work for just a drink, and a little strong with both vodka and champagne. Oh, and you can't drink the thing with the wooden skewer in it. Seriously, you'll poke your eye out, or worse-the skewer up the nose.- Yowza!

The Ruby Red Vodka goes really well with just cranberry juice too.



skyewriter said...

Yummah. . . yummah. . . yummah.

Cannot wait to try these. My sister has a huge party X-Mas day (all day all night); they could be the new ones I bring.

Last year I took "Lobotomies" (sound wicked, but are froo-froo):

1 part Chamord
1 Part Amaretto
1 Part pineapple juice
1 splash white soda (for a bit of fizz).

I think I call them Lobotomies because you can have several before they hit you; POW and your hammered.

skyewriter said...

That should be 1 part "Chambord". Darn spell checker! Any dark berry liquor works, tho'.

Aliceson said...

A lobotomy sounds great this Christmas!

The drink at least.

Anonymous said...

Now you are speaking my language! I love red grapefruit and cranberries!! Thanks for these!! Kathy