Found: A Delicious Frozen Cocktail You'll Sip All Summer Long
Pregnant and hosting a bachelorette party in Palm Springs are an odd combination, but I sprung on my role with gusto. My role of bartender, that is. I was expecting it to be a margarita weekend and whipped up these frozen greyhounds on a whim, but they were the hit of the weekend and oh so simple to make.
Even as a mocktail, this drink is the business. It comes from the grapefruit simple syrup, made with the spent rinds, which has a lovely bitter bite. The best part? It only requires three ingredients. Follow the simple recipe below, and we can guarantee it tastes as good as it looks.
Yield: 1 cocktail
4 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits' worth)
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz. grapefruit simple syrup*
2 handfuls ice
Combine everything in a blender and blend until very smooth. Serve with a straw.
*Ingredients for simple syrup:
Grapefruit rinds (as many as you have on hand)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Combine all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Cook until the sugar has fully dissolved. Turn off the heat and let the skins sit in the syrup for at least 30 minutes. Cool completely before using.
What is your favorite summer cocktail? Do you prefer frozen or shaken?