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Bourbon Grapefruit Smash

Friday, January 13, 2017

It’s easy to feel a little food-ed out by this point in December. After weeks of holiday parties and Christmas itself, everyone starts swearing they’ll never eat again, at least until breakfast. Since one of the biggest drinking nights of the year is this weekend, I thought I’d dedicate a post to one of my holiday drinking, instead of holiday eating. This is a little concoction I call a Bourbon Grapefruit Smash. It’s a tart, not-too-sweet cocktail with a serious bourbon kick and a refreshing splash of grapefruit juice. The citrus and rosemary make this a perfect wintery cocktail, and fortunately, it’s as easy to make as it is delicious. This recipe only makes two drinks, so if I’m planning on making more, I make a big pitcher of the grapefruit juice, bourbon and Lillet mixture (keeping the proportions the same!) and shake it in smaller batches. 

Bourbon Grapefruit Smash

makes 2 drinks

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup Lillet blanc
  • 3 tbs bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, plus more for serving
  • ice, for shaking the drinks

Combine the grapefruit juice, Lillet, bourbon and 2 sprigs of rosemary. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into coupe glasses, discarding the rosemary. Garnish each drink with a new sprig of rosemary and serve

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I do recipe testing and social media for Ina and love to cook for my friends on the weekend. Ina has given me lots of tips for easy cooking and entertaining, and I'm excited to share them with you here!

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