Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eat In. Grapefruit Sidecar.

Making drinks at home can be great if you do it right. Firstly, a stainless steel shaker is a good start. Mine is from the Pottery Barn and twists to give you drink recipes. Martha Stewart makes a similar style.

One of my favorite classic cocktails is a sidecar. This past weekend I wanted one at home, but didn't have any lemons or limes. A quick replacement was fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and it ended up making quite a delicious drink! I think orange juice would work just the same. The grapefruit flavor really came through, and mixed well with the brandy and sweet triple sec.


2 parts Brandy

1 part Triple Sec (Cointreau or Patrón Citronge)

1 part Fresh-squeezed Grapefruit Juice

Fill the shaker 3/4 with ice, pour in ingredients one by one, cover, and mix well.

Pour and serve immediately.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

Photo credit: Pottery Barn

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