Spring juice

A haiku:

It’s actually spring

blossoms, berries, and herbs, yum

the sun shines hooray


Ahem, remember that drink I told you about in the depths of winter? Tonight I made a spring version, and I openly admit that it’s only slightly more like a springtime drink because it uses gin. Doesn’t gin seem like a drink meant for the spring? To me, it signals gin and tonics being sipped on the back stoop after a day of classes, a nice little cap to a stroll outside, the start of the weekend. Or, a de-stresser on a Thursday evening before you make dinner and get tackled by the puppy.

Spring juice 

  • juice of one ruby red grapefruit
  • juice of one lime
  • agave nectar to taste
  • gin – I used Bombay dry –  to taste (start with, say, two shots? Then add more if you’d like)
  • ice
  • water or seltzer water, optional

Method 1: Whisk together juices, agave, and gin in a tall liquid measuring cup. Pour over a tall glass filled with ice, top with water or seltzer water if you’d like.

Or, method 2: Shake juices, agave, gin, and a few ice cubes together in a cocktail shaker for about 10 seconds. Strain over ice into a tall glass, top with water or seltzer water, if using.

For more gin and grapefruit inspirations, check this out.


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