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.
- 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)
- 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.