I know what you’re thinking. You’ve got too much grapefruit juice left over from Halloween haven’t you? Every year it’s the same old story. You buy gallons of the stuff and then you realize, “Oh yeah. Nobody really likes grapefruit juice, do they?” No they do not. Nobody likes it. And why don’t they like it? Could it be because it’s bitter, and messes with peoples medications? Maybe. What about the way it’s acidic unpleasantness upsets people’s stomachs? That could be it too. I guess those are all valid reasons. But what about the good times you’ve had with grapefruit? Like the time someone served you a half of one, and then, when you put your spoon in it, it squirted juice in your eye? That was fun, right? No? Well alright then. Let’s just use this crap up!
First of all, let’s head down south to where citrus fruit grows in abundance. That’s right, we’re heading to Florida baby! We’re making the Palm Beach Special!
Palm Beach Special
2 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass
Look at that. You’ve already used almost a whole ounce of grapefruit juice.
That jug will be gone in no time!
Let’s see what else uses grapefruit juice. What about the Seventh Heaven? Let’s try it!
1 3/4 ounces gin
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/4 ounce grapefruit juice
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
There you go. That 1/4 ounce makes one FULL ounce of grapefruit juice you’ve used. Now make both these drinks twenty more times!
Please leave a comment about anything at all. Let us know what you thought of the drinks or maybe give us some suggestions on how we can use up the rest of our grapefruit juice! See you next time!
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