I cannot claim much knowledge on the art of mixing, but I do occasionally make a cocktail or two. Thom and I can together a strong old fashioned or Manhattan, but we rarely venture past old standby's. Typically I find most cocktails to be a bit too flashy, too complex, too sugary, and too expensive. When I see those high fructose corn syrup infused rums, or sugary sweet mystery alcoholic concoctions, I cringe. Conclude that drink with a bar tab equivalent to a weekday lunch bill, and you've found that the modern alcoholic mixed drink has gone mad!
I also carry too much of that Type B personality and
So when I came to find that I wanted something refreshing, bubbly and alcoholic, I looked to see what I had on hand in my refrigerator and fruit bowl...
I added a few sprigs of mint to counter the citrus and I basically followed the same recipe for an old fashioned with a few variations.
Grapefruit and Mint Bourbon Cocktail
-2 oz. Bourbon
-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
-1 tsp simple syrup
-Juice from 1 Pink Grapefruit quarter
-a few leaves of mint
Wash and dry off the mint. Chiffonade mint and place in glass. Add bourbon, bitter and simple syrup. Squeeze grapefruit quarter into glass. Mix. Add a handful of ice. Top off the drink with club soda. Chin, chin!